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Trump’s HHS Dept. Blocks Negative Comments on Religious Health-Care Law

The Department of Health and Human Services is withholding more than 10,000 comments on a proposal that would roll back regulations for faith-based groups, Politico reported Monday. Instead the department has publicized just 80 comments from the public feedback session, most of which support the proposal that would allow religious organizations to buy health-care policies that excluded women’s and LGBT health services. Such a proposition stoked backlash from civil-rights groups, who told Politico that HHS was actively suppressing their comments.