NASW supports ACA provision for contraceptive coverage requirement for all non-church employers

NASW has submitted comments to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), urging DHHS to require all non-church health insurance providers and organizations to provide contraception without charging a co-payment, in accordance with regulations stipulated in the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  As per the letter from NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, “social workers have long advocated for access to care and reproductive choice for all women….and NASW’s policy statement, Family Planning and Reproductive Choice, affirms the fundamental right of each individual to manage his or her fertility and to have access to the full range of effective family planning and reproductive health services, regardless of income, marital status, age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or residence. NASW also supports legislation that ensures privately and publicly funded health insurance coverage includes access to all forms of reproductive health technologies and contraceptives.”

To read the full letter, click here.


  1. Sad to see the NASW join in the disregard for religious liberty. Catholics have been at the forefront of delivery of social services in the country and now are being forced out of business by the government. This effort to promote contraception and disregared our freedom to put our religion into practice is discouraging to all Catholic Social Workers.

  2. This is just another example of the government treading upon the free market.

    “Who is John Galt?”

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