A federal judge in Florida ruled Ave Maria University did not have to comply with the Obama administration’s latest accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to coverage of contraception in insurance plans.
The administration sought comments on how to define a closely held for-profit company and whether other reporting or enforcement steps might be appropriate to implement an exemption to the birth control benefit.
The University of Notre Dame has jumpstarted the efforts of religiously affiliated nonprofits to get the Roberts Court to weigh in on the accommodation to the birth control benefit.
The hundreds of lawsuits challenging the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act fit into a larger picture of health-care reform opponents using the courts to undermine the success of the law.
Challengers claim the administration’s latest attempts to accommodate religious objections to covering birth control “change nothing.”
Many of the employers suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive benefit, including Wheaton College in Illinois, fail to offer employees robust parental leave coverage, an analysis by RH Reality Check shows.
With the release of yet another set of interim final regulations on Friday, the Obama administration has ostensibly provided another option for eligible organizations to avail themselves of the birth control accommodation. But in reality, what the administration has done is shot itself in the foot—again.
Instead of notifying insurers of their objections, religiously affiliated nonprofits will now file their objection directly with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Why is the Becket Fund expending so much time and money fighting against filling out a form—a requirement that, at first blush, seems like no big deal? As you’ll see, the implications of this brilliant legal strategy are anything but boring.
A ruling late Thursday shows that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case was as much a political decision as a legal one.