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Court Blocks Trump Rule on Employer Religious Exemption for Contraceptive Coverage

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

Split Supreme Court in Search of Birth Control Benefit Compromise

The U.S. Supreme Court called for additional briefing in a divisive clash over contraceptives and Obamacare, issuing an unusual order that suggests at least one justice may be eyeing a possible compromise. The order comes less than a week after …

Supreme Court Reopens Notre Dame Bid to Bypass Birth Control Coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court told a lower court to reconsider whether the University of Notre Dame must comply with Obama administration regulations for the Affordable Care Act that aim to ensure contraceptive coverage for employees and students. The order gives …

Food Company Wins Religious Exemption from Contraception Benefit

Fresh Unlimited Inc. won’t have to provide contraceptive coverage for its employees under the Obama administration’s healthcare reform law, in what may be the first exemption granted since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The parent of Freshway Foods on …

Supreme Court Could Take Up Religious Rights of Corporations

U.S. Supreme Court justices could decide on Tuesday to review religious objections made by corporations to a provision of the 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. The key question before the court …

Hobby Lobby Wins Round in Fight Against Contraceptive Coverage

Arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby may be entitled to an exemption from a requirement in President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul to include free contraception coverage in its employee health insurance plans, a federal appeals court ruled this week. …