Tag: Affordable Care Act

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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Oral arguments heard in states’ suits on religious exemption to mandate

Oral arguments heard in states’ suits on religious exemption to mandate

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. District Court in Philadelphia heard oral arguments Dec. 14 in a suit that aims to take away the exemption granted in October to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers allowing them to refuse to cover contraceptives for their employees on moral grounds.

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2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

| November 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

More than 2,400 religious faith leaders, including hundreds of Catholic women religious and dozens of priests, asked the U.S. Senate to vote down tax cut legislation.

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Contraceptive mandate battle still on: States fight religious exemptions

Contraceptive mandate battle still on: States fight religious exemptions

| Carol Zimmermann | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have always been known for their care for the poor elderly, have been in the spotlight for the past six years with their objection to the federal government’s requirement that they provide insurance coverage of contraceptives for their employees.

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Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

| Carol Zimmermann | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act — on the examination table since President Donald Trump came into office — has been poked, prodded and even pronounced dead while the fight to keep it alive keeps going.

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Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who object on moral grounds to covering contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee health insurance.

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Bishops’ requests on repeal bill go for naught as effort collapses

Bishops’ requests on repeal bill go for naught as effort collapses

| Julie Asher | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The U.S. bishops’ effort urging senators to protect the poor and amend the Graham-Cassidy bill, meant to replace the Affordable Care Act, became a moot point as opposition to the bill stiffened amid frantic rewriting to get critical senators’ votes and ultimately led to a decision to have no vote on it.

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Bishops: Amend repeal bill to protect poor, keep ban on abortion coverage

Bishops: Amend repeal bill to protect poor, keep ban on abortion coverage

| Julie Asher | September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The latest version of a Republican measure in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be amended to protect poor and vulnerable Americans, said the chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees.

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Catholic group asks U.S. government to drop appeal in HHS mandate case

Catholic group asks U.S. government to drop appeal in HHS mandate case

| Mark Pattison | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Benefits Association has filed a motion with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver over a three-year-old appeal by three Cabinet departments in a case involving the “HHS mandate” that says all employers must provide contraceptive coverage.

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After repeal fails, ‘task remains’ to reform health care, says bishop

After repeal fails, ‘task remains’ to reform health care, says bishop

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a “skinny” repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of July 28, a U.S. bishop said the “task of reforming the health care system still remains.”

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Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

| Carol Zimmermann | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Throughout the summer, while Congress was looking for ways to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Catholic bishops have continually reiterated the need to put care for the human person at the forefront of any health care legislation.

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