Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who serves as the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) says the new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is calling for lawmakers to bring the health care law into compliance with existing U.S. law.
The Obama Administration has announced that it is planning to revise a problematic rule requiring religious employers who wish to be exempt from providing contraceptive coverage to file paperwork with health insurance companies, but skeptics are taking a “wait and see” attitude toward the announcement.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The next time someone complains about how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Obamacare’s birth control mandate is limiting women’s access to contraceptives, remind them that more women than ever are now receiving free birth control.
ObamaCare exemptions are becoming a dime-a-dozen anymore, but the public needs to pay special attention to the latest one that is being called a mega-exemption and potential death knell because it is essentially delaying the lynchpin of the whole program – the individual mandate.
A courageous doctor from San Antonio, Texas is making news after publishing a letter she sent to Aetna last week terminating her participation in its program because of changes the company made to its contract with her as a result of ObamaCare.
The Supreme Court has extended a temporary injunction allowing the Little Sisters of the Poor to be exempted from the controversial birth control mandate that would force them to provide contraceptive coverage to employees or face crippling fines.
A host of new glitches are arising now that the controversial Affordable Care Act has gone into effect with one of the most outrageous involving new parents who are being told the systems automated feature enabling them to add a new baby to their policy will be “available later.”
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered an eleventh-hour reprieve to the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Christian Brothers from having to provide contraceptive coverage to employees by January 1 or face stiff fines.
The Archdiocese of New York not only won a major victory against Obamacare’s contentious birth control mandate this week, but a U.S. District Court Judge awarded them the first permanent injunction against the law which takes effect in just two weeks.
In the course of the past week, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to review a challenge to Obamacare by the Virginia-based Liberty University, but has agreed to hear a pair of cases that challenge the federal government’s authority to force business owners to provide contraceptives — including those that can cause abortion — to their employees.