Supreme Court mulls taking health law contraception case

The justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay. The owners of more than three dozen for-profit companies have argued that complying with that provision would violate their religious beliefs.

The Associated Press: Supreme Court Weighs New Health Law Dispute
President Barack Obama's health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies' religious objections to the law's birth-control mandate. Amid the troubled rollout of the health law, and 17 months after the justices upheld it, the Obama administration is defending a provision that requires most employers that offer health insurance to their workers to provide a range of preventive health benefits, including contraception. ... The high court could announce its decision whether to take up the topic as early as Tuesday, following its closed-door meeting (Sherman, 11/26).

CNN: Supreme Court Poised To Take Up Obamacare Contraception Case
The high-stakes fight over implementing parts of the troubled health care reform law could soon move to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a constitutional dispute over coverage for contraceptives and "religious liberty." The justices could announce Tuesday whether they will review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services, without a co-pay (Mears, 11/26).


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