Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 25 are “a violation of religious freedom and bad medicine,” according to multiple U.S. bishops’ conference chairmen.
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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law’s Individual Mandate in 7-2 Ruling
In a 7-2 decision June 17, the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, saying the states that sued over the law did not have the legal right to do so.
Doctors Seek Permanent Relief From Mandate to Do Transgender Surgeries
Attorneys for doctors and hospitals argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit March 3 that they shouldn’t be forced to perform gender-transition surgeries required under the Affordable Care Act, stressing this is an issue of conscience.
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Let Affordable Care Act Stand
On Nov. 10, when the fate of the Affordable Care Act faced the Supreme Court for the third time since it was signed into law 10 years ago, the justices seemed willing to leave the bulk of the law intact even if they found one part of it to be unconstitutional.
Four More Years? The Incumbents’ Record on the Issues, Including Abortion, Religious Freedom and Immigration
President Donald Trump officially became the GOP’s 2020 presidential nominee at the party’s convention this week in Charlotte, N.C. But winning the national Catholic vote in November is not necessarily a slam dunk.
Court Rules in Favor of Employer Exemptions to Contraceptive Coverage
In a 7-2 ruling July 8, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.
HHS Rule Helps ‘Restore Rights of Health Care Providers,’ Say Bishops
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees welcomed a final rule implemented by the Trump administration June 12 to restore “the long-standing position of the federal government that discrimination on the basis of ‘sex’ means just that and does not refer to ‘termination of pregnancy’ nor ‘gender identity.'”