Tag: Affordable Care Act

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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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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