HHS ‘Conscience Rule’ Allowing Doctors To Decline Care Is Tossed Out

By James Romoser
November 6, 2019 at 7:16 PM
HHS exceeded its statutory authority and violated the Constitution when it issued a final rule attempting to make it easier for health care providers and insurance plans to refuse care based on religious or moral objections, a federal judge ruled Wednesday (Nov. 6). The judge blocked the rule from taking effect later this month. The so-called conscience rule was intended to allow physicians and numerous other health care entities receiving federal funds to opt out of participating in procedures such...

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