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Washington Times, June 30, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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[...] Holly Lynch, a health and ethics expert at Harvard Law School, said she was “not surprised in the least that contraceptives in particular were not covered directly in the ACA.”

“It was a political nightmare to begin with [and] adding that into the mix at the time could have completely killed it. Better to push that off temporally a bit, and better to pass the decision about which preventive services should be covered to subject matter experts,” she said. “Obviously, it didn’t work in the end, but the approach was not a bad one.” [...]

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