Tag: Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor are once again going to the Supreme Court.

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Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

| Carol Zimmermann | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

| Carol Zimmermann | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Supreme Court term — which starts Oct. 7 — will offer plenty of cases that Catholics will be paying close attention to including: the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a number of religious liberty cases including a school-choice program in Montana and workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender.

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Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

An overwhelming majority of Americans — 83% — said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because they should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs.

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Call to end Affordable Care Act is ‘immoral,’ says CHA president

Call to end Affordable Care Act is ‘immoral,’ says CHA president

| Carol Zimmermann | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

An effort by the Department of Justice to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act in the courts is “unconscionable and immoral,” said Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity, who is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.

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Judge blocks expansion of religious exemptions to contraceptive mandate

Judge blocks expansion of religious exemptions to contraceptive mandate

| Dennis Sadowski | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge temporarily blocked the government from putting into effect new rules that would expand the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.

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11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate

11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media organization is “grateful that finally” it no longer “has to worry about being forced to choose between massive fines and following our faith.”

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Court hears arguments in suit aiming to take mandate exemption from nuns

Court hears arguments in suit aiming to take mandate exemption from nuns

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco heard oral arguments Oct. 19 in a lawsuit that aims to overturn a 2017 federal regulation expanding the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to include the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.

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Social justice Catholic group’s letter objects to Kavanaugh nomination

Social justice Catholic group’s letter objects to Kavanaugh nomination

| Rhina Guidos | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Sept. 4 letter signed by more than 1,500 Catholic nuns, priests and other Church leaders from around the country addressed to U.S. senators voiced concerns about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a fellow Catholic, as he faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in early September that may result in a seat for him on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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HHS urged to reissue rules to enforce required notice on abortion coverage

HHS urged to reissue rules to enforce required notice on abortion coverage

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under the Affordable Care Act covers elective abortion and informed they must pay an extra amount for the plan’s abortion coverage.

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ACA repeal effort highlights health care tug-of-war

ACA repeal effort highlights health care tug-of-war

| Mark Pattison | December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

While efforts by congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act over the first half of 2017 dominated the headlines on the health care stage, there were other issues that also merited attention.

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Tax bill passes amid concerns about future effects on poor

Tax bill passes amid concerns about future effects on poor

| December 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Republican lawmakers joined President Donald Trump in cheering passage of the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades even as the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee called on the president to work with Congress to fix “unacceptable problems” in the law.

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