Saturday, March 14, 2015

SCOTUS Remands Notre Dame's ACA Contraception Objections Case

Casey C. Sullivan posted at the FindLaw 7th Circuit News and Information Blog.
"The ACA [Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare')] requires employer-sponsored health insurance plans to cover contraception, but exempts religious non-profits, such as Notre Dame, who object. Objectors must complete a form and provide it to their insurer and their plan's third-party administrator, who then cover contraception costs.

"The Fighting Irish had argued that even opting out 'triggered' their participation in birth control provision against their religious objections, placing a substantial burden on their free practice of religion."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit disagreed, but the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for another look in light of its subsequent Hobby Lobby decision.

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