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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2017
Contact: HHS Press Office
202-690-6343
media@hhs.gov

Secretary Price Welcomes Opportunity to Reexamine Contraception Mandate

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order on religious freedom:

“Religious liberty is our country’s first freedom. Americans of faith play a vital role in caring for our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly and the poor.

“We welcome today’s executive order directing the Department of Health and Human Services to reexamine the previous administration’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services mandate, and commend President Trump for taking a strong stand for religious liberty.

“We will be taking action in short order to follow the President’s instruction to safeguard the deeply held religious beliefs of Americans who provide health insurance to their employees.”

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Last revised: May 4, 2017

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