Monday, March 21, 2016
The Supreme Court Considers the ACA Birth Control Benefit Again
Rewire (March 21, 2016): Everything You Need to Know For The Supreme Court Birth Control Case, " by Jessica Mason Pieko:
On Wednesday, March 26, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Zubik v. Burwell. The case is the second challenge the Court has considered to the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit.
This time, the plaintiffs are religiously affiliated businesses like universities, hospitals, and nursing homes: nonprofits that serve the general population, but have a corporate affiliation to a faith group. Those organizations argue that, like churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship, they should be fully exempt from the law’s requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans cover contraception as preventive care.
Pieko's article provides an overview of the case. More information about the case is available on SCOTUS blog.