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Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, was a major driver of the rule struck down Wednesday. A federal judge found the rule issued earlier this year — making it easier for health care workers to refuse care for religious reasons — to be an overreach by the department. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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"This is the next important step in the Administration's work to end foreign freeloading and put American patients first," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement detailing the plan. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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A conservative think tank said that the Health and Human Services announcement doesn't go far enough and that Secretary Alex Azar "should redirect those funds to modern science and better alternatives." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, pictured in July 2017. Four cities are suing Trump and his administration for allegedly undermining the Affordable Care Act in violation of the Constitution. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators gathered last month outside a detention facility near El Paso, Texas, to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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