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Biden 'determined' to work out birth control issue

3 years ago February 09, 2012 Feb 9, 2012 Thursday, February 09 2012 Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:04:27 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he believes the Obama administration can address concerns raised by the Catholic church and religious groups about a new birth control policy that says church-affiliated employers must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees.

Biden tells a Cincinnati radio station Thursday that he's "determined to see that this gets worked out and I believe we can work it out."

Biden says there is a "lot of misunderstanding" about the rule but says there will be a "significant attempt to work this out."

The issue has caused an election-year furor since it was announced last month.

The White House has signaled it's looking for a way to ensure women have free access to birth control while avoiding requiring religious employers to provide contraception coverage directly.

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