The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday issued proposed rules to revise which for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations are exempt from the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The changes come in response to the Supreme Court's ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnists Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC discuss the effect of the recent US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on employers and employees...
In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court held the ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that closely held for-profit corporations can deny coverage of contraception costs because of their religious beliefs. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell the court considered whether, under the Religious Freedom ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday refused to grant an injunction that would have exempted Catholic non-profit groups from the contraception coverage requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The court noted in its decision that the groups ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Wednesday granted an injunction that temporarily exempts more than 200 Catholic employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control under the of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Catholic ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases brought by Roman Catholic non-profit groups seeking an exemption from part of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Both cases, Roman Catholic Archbishop of ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Avigail Goldglancz, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2014, is the author of the eighth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Goldglancz discusses the current institutional barriers facing women ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether companies have a right to an exemption from the contraception provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for religious reasons. The plaintiffs in the combined cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc and ...[read more]
Legal challenges to the contraception mandate of the PPACA focus on two primary questions- what burdens do these programs create and who must bear them?
There are two competing fundamental interests that the PPACA allegedly implicates: reproductive rights and religious freedom. There are ...[read more]
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]