Claire McCaskill Backtracking on Obamacare Mandate
10:58 PM, Feb 9, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
On Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Democratic senator Claire McCaskill stood firmly behind the Obama administration's decision that private insurance plans, including those of religiously affiliated institutions, must cover contraception and abortifacients. "I think any religion should be able to profess their beliefs as to whether or not people should be able to use birth control," McCaskill said. "But ultimately this decision doesn't impact their ability to do that. It just says, as part of the health care policy, there should be access to birth control."
But Politico reports that the Missouri senator, who just so happens to be up for reelection this year, is now calling for a "compromise" on the mandate:
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