Court Searches for Way to Rule in Health Care Case

Immediately after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell March 23 challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement, the second-guessing began about how the court will rule.

Supreme Court Seeks Details on Alternative Contraceptive Coverage

Less than a week after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement, the court released an order requesting that additional briefs be submitted showing if and how contraceptive insurance coverage could be obtained by employees through their insurance companies without directly involving the religious employers objecting to this coverage.

EWTN and Others Lose Appeal of HHS Mandate

The head of the Eternal Word Television Network said Feb. 18 that a federal appeals court ruling handed down earlier that day “in effect” orders the Catholic global network “to violate its religious beliefs and comply” with the federal contraceptive mandate or “pay massive fines to the IRS.”

More Court Rulings On HHS Mandate

A seventh federal appeals court ruled Aug. 7 that there is no religious rights conflict with a process created for nonprofit religious organizations to get around a government mandate to provide coverage for contraceptives in employee health insurance.

Little Sisters to Appeal ObamaCare Decision

In a July 23 filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines.

Court: ObamaCare Not Unfair to Little Sisters

The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities are not substantially burdened by procedures set out by the federal government by which they can avoid a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage in health insurance, the court ruled.

Church Groups Receive Relief from ObamaCare

by Tom Tracy WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) – In the midst of their New Year’s Eve celebration with low-income elderly residents, the Baltimore-based Little Sisters of the Poor learned that the Supreme Court issued an injunction temporarily protecting them from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The order by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, issued within […]

EWTN Files Another Suit Vs. ObamaCare

by Carol Glatz MOBILE, Ala. (CNS) – The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), joined by the state of Alabama, has filed another lawsuit challenging the federal mandate requiring most employers to provide coverage of contraceptives, sterilizations and some abortion-inducing drugs free of charge. The suit was filed Oct. 28 in the U.S. District Court for […]

Time Running Out on Religious Freedom

This past week, some of the more unsavory parts of the Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare) went into effect. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius used the occasion to trumpet Aug. 1, 2012, as “a new day for women’s health in America.” “Thanks to the new health care law, all insurance policies will be […]