Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate hearing from you.
I noted your support for the regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding insurance coverage for contraceptive services. After practicing medicine for over 25 years, I feel that health care decisions are best made when left between the patient and their chosen medical provider. However, I do not believe that the government should mandate private organizations provide insurance coverage for services that violate their religious beliefs. This is a clear violation of religious freedom guaranteed to all persons by the 1st Amendment.
Again, thank you for contacting me. While we disagree on this matter, I value your input and hope that you will continue to keep me informed about the issues that are important to you.
John Barrasso, M.D.
United States Senator