There has been a great of unnecessary noise made about the implementation of the contraception clause - especially when parts of the policy have actually been in place for over a decade - long before the Affordable Care Act ever came into being. Several prominent Republicans even voted in favor of a similar Federal contraception mandate - and even more have voted for similar laws in states across the country.
The 28 states on the map below are currently states that have a similar clause to the one some Catholics and many extremist conservatives have been going apoplectic about:
More details on the map above are here.
As Randi has already noted previously, most Americans are already paying for birth control, whether they like it or not - though most Americans really DO like President Obama's policy of equitable insurance coverage.
The facts are all there: Dig into the homework for even further evidence that this latest blow up in the culture wars is nothing more than a way to have voters focus on anything other than an improving economy, and a GOP with no serious candidates for President.