ACA’s contraceptive mandate exemption requests

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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Due Nov. 6, 2017
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records of religious accommodation requests submitted to the agency under the ACA’s contraceptive mandate, as well as other ACA contraceptive mandate exemptions submitted that are not based on religious exemptions.

I request the communications submitted to the agency requesting ACA contraceptive mandate exemptions, as well as any databases, spreadsheets, or other logs of such exemption requests and the current status of the requests.

I also request any materials created to evaluate such requests, as well as any prior versions of guidance used to evaluate such requests. For this part of the request, please include legal memos, guidance, PowerPoint and other presentation materials, electronic training, and other guidance provided to individuals who evaluate exemption requests in accordance with both new guidance
provided by the executive branch (as referenced here ) as well as processes to evaluate contraceptive mandate exemptions.

For help processing this request, I note that similar information was previously released after a FOIA request filed by American Progress; my request includes both the data released in response to that request as well as data generated after the date that their request was processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Good morning,

Your request was referred to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a direct response to you. Our March 22, 2018 correspondence that was transmitted to you reflects such. I have attached another copy for your convenience. You may contact CMS at 410-786-5353 to check the status of your request. Thank you and best regards.


Natasha Taylor
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Division
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Building, Suite 729H
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 691-2067
Fax: (202) 690-8320