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Xavier University Stopping Birth Control Coverage

XavierUniversity in Cincinnati has announced that it will no longer provide birth control insurance coverage for employees.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that President of the Catholic university, Michael J. Graham,says the decision as prompted by national debate over a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law that requires insurers to provide such coverage.

Xavier says the change, announced Monday, goes into effect July 1. The university has about 950 faculty and staff and did not know how many would be affected.

Last month The President announced what he called a compromise putting the burden on insurers, not institutions, to provide coverage.

In February, The Catholic, University of Dayton, after review of its insurance policy announced that it would continue to provide contraceptive care in its employee health insurance plan.