Request for Information (RFI) on Removing Barriers for Faith-Based Organizations (November 22, 2017)

Health Care

The Church Alliance submitted comment in response to a request for information (RFI) from the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on ways in which HHS can remove barriers to the participation of faith-based organizations in HHS programs, and ensure that such organizations are accommodated. The Church Alliance letter (1) thanked HHS for its inclusion of an expanded religious exemption in the interim final rules it published on preventive services under the ACA, (2) asked HHS to consider adding a religious exemption to its ACA nondiscrimination regulations, and (3) requested flexibility for church benefit plans in complying with various regulatory requirements.