A host of new lawsuits, including a class-action challenge, look to take down the Obama administration’s compromise rule for religiously affiliated nonprofits.
Ave Maria University is the latest of the religious nonprofit organizations to refile a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception benefit after having an earlier legal challenge dismissed.
Should Republican state Rep. Paul Wieland’s lawsuit succeed, it would create precedent for other individuals to sue as a way to opt out of contraceptive coverage under Obamacare.
Now that the administration has finalized the rules related to contraception coverage, nonprofit religiously-affiliated entities are restarting their legal challenges.
On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.