The Obama administration released new regulations today clarifying which religious groups and organizations can opt out of providing birth control under the Affordable Care Act. It's a little complicated, but the good news is that it looks like the new rules should only affect insurers and third party administrators, not consumers who should still have unfettered access to their contraception of choice, regardless of whether their bosses are assholes.
In the rule published last year, "houses of worship" were exempted from covering contraception. Other religiously-affiliated non-profits, meanwhile, were given a one year "safe-harbor" from having to provide contraceptive coverage while HHS determined how to address the issue of making sure that women got contraceptive coverage and at the same time respected the religious beliefs of these employers. (ICYMI, we wrote a guide on how to score copay-free birth control last August, when the Affordable Care Act first kicked in.)