Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses?They were just kidding about that.
(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely-held companies that object to contraception on religious grounds, proposing a new accommodation to health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday. Show More Summary
Here's a timeline of major events in the battle over the health law's contraception-coverage requirements.
New research reinforces what we already know -- "avoiding pregnancy is a key component of women's health"
Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans -- except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers' religious beliefs -- to provide women with access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without cost-sharing. Show More Summary
Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. read more
Hobby Lobby happened: Employers can request an exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate portion of Obamacare if the closely held corporation's owners' religious beliefs would be burdened by the mandate. But it wasn't just the coverage requirement that burdened these owners' religious beliefs. Later that week, the Court issued an......
(US Depart.of Justice: Wikipedia) A federal judge in Louisiana on Wednesday gave a Baptist college an exemption from the Obama administrations HHS Contraceptive/Abortifacient Mandate. Here’s the story from the CItizenLink: In a landmark decision, a federal district court on Wednesday said a Christian college in Louisiana is exempt from complying with the HHS mandate. […]
In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, a new Commentary in the journal Women's Health Issues emphasizes the importance of making the most of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...Show More Summary
If nothing else, the continuing fight over ObamaCare's infamous contraception mandate has revealed two profound cultural divides in America. The first is about the role of government. The other is about fertility. It increasingly seems as if the progressive secular worldview is almost hostile to fertility. Show More Summary
Three states have filed an amicus brief on behalf of an Alabama-based Catholic television station founded by nuns that is seeking an exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate.
Court rulings involving Obamacare are beginning to work their way through the legal and political systems. This is likely the start of more intensive rounds of litigation and debate. On the abortion-inducing contraception mandate, the administration reportedly is giving up, according to The Hill: The White House is developing a workaround to let religious nonprofits […]
From Christian colleges challenging ObamaCare's contraception mandate to the Catholic bishops protesting gay marriage, Christians are among the most unyielding opponents of sexual liberation. Progressives working towards greater public...Show More Summary
(CNN) – The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay. "This is part of ensuring that all women have access […]
Eden Foods is on the receiving end of backlash thanks to its CEO's decision to fight Obamacare's contraceptive mandate, with regional grocery co-ops and individual petitioners deciding to look elsewhere for their soy milk.
Angry customers are organizing boycotts, signing petitions, and pushing Whole Foods to stop carrying Eden products.
Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm’s lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees. Senate...Show More Summary
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act this year, our country still has a long way to go. One look at the Third Circuit -- and the cases making headlines this week alone -- is proof enough. Today, we'll be looking at the latest movements......
Hobby Lobby may not approve of a contraception mandate, but it will sure fight for a 4-year Bible study course in public schools mandate.