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“Who” May Object to the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, and why?

New rules issued by the Trump administration, including both interim final and temporary regulations effective October 6, 2017, significantly expand “who” may object to the Patient Protection and Affordable Coverage Act’s (PPACA) contraceptive coverage mandate and why those entities or […]

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The Contraceptive Saga Continues

In Zubik v. Burwell, the justices vacated and remanded six federal appellate judgements on whether an accommodation (described below) for employers with religious objections to providing coverage for some or all contraception under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive services coverage […]

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New Final Regulations on Contraceptive Mandate Accommodation

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (the “Agencies”) recently issued the latest set of final regulations that purport to provide an accommodation for certain entities with religious objections to the ACA’s requirement that non-grandfathered group health […]

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Hobby Lobby Fallout, Part 2 (With An Expanded Non-Profit Twist)

The so-called “contraceptive mandate” saga continues.  Since the passage of the ACA in Spring 2010, its preventive care requirement mandating coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and related services – and at no cost to women – has been […]

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Hobby Lobby Fallout – Act 1

Late yesterday, the DOL released an FAQ in response to the Hobby Lobby decision. Basically, the FAQ said that an elimination of any contraceptives from coverage under a plan is a considered a “material reduction” in covered benefits triggering the […]

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Hobby Lobby & the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

You’ve seen all the headlines…  Supreme Court issued its decision in the Hobby Lobby case on the last day of its 2013-2014 term.  Sure, maybe it wasn’t as closely watched and groundbreaking as the Court’s -2012 decision upholding key provisions […]

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Notre Dame Contraceptive Challenge is “Fast-Tracked” in the Seventh Circuit

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic higher education institution, challenged ACA’s provision that, as the University describes, requires coverage of certain “abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures, which are contrary to Catholic teaching” in May of 2012.  The University’s […]

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D.C. Circuit Rules that Secular Organization Owners Have Right to Challenge Contraceptive Mandate

On the first of this month, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued, sua sponte, an order granting the owners of two secular, for-profit corporations temporary reprieve to challenge the validity of the PPACA provision which requires coverage of preventive care […]

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Litigation Update: ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Courts have recently seen a flurry of activity from for-profit corporations challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, which became effective January 1. These employers claim providing female employees with certain types of FDA-approved contraceptives violates the owners’ right to […]

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A Texas-Sized Incentive to Defy ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate

Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland is trying to help companies that refuse to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate, which took effect January 1 for most companies.  This freshman representative is protesting “ObamaCare” by introducing a bill […]

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