Contraceptive Coverage

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Has the demise of employer-based insurance begun?

There was a lot of public discussion last week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Hobby Lobby doesn't have to cover certain kinds of contraceptive devices in its health plan. Whether you or I...

How does contraception ruling impact insurers?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided closely-held corporations don't have to offer contraception coverage, it's unclear how the ruling will affect insurers.

Supreme Court strikes down birth control mandate for closely held companies

In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favor of Hobby Lobby, ruling that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.

Majority of Americans support mandated contraception coverage

A large majority of Americans--69 percent--believe insurers should have to include contraception coverage in all health plans, according to a nationwide survey of 2,000 people published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

In oral arguments, contraception mandate appears to divide Supreme Court

During this morning's 90-minute oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the justices seemed divided over the issue of whether religious organizations should be required to offer contraceptive coverage in their employer-sponsored health plans, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers file opposing briefs in contraceptive mandate fight

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court, each urging the high court to decide in their favor on whether the reform law's contraception mandate is constitutional.

Controversial contraceptive mandate blocked for now

Only hours before the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate took effect on New Year's Day, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor halted its implementation for some religious groups, The Washington Post reported.

Supreme Court will review controversial contraceptive mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether for-profit businesses employing 50 or more people can, on religious grounds, opt out of an Affordable Care Act requirement to cover contraceptives in health benefits plans.

Catholic hospitals approve contraceptive coverage compromise

In what could help end the dispute over contraceptive coverage, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) said it can implement the Obama administration's relaxed rules, the Associated Press reported.

HHS final rule requires insurers offer separate contraception coverage

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its final rule regarding contraception coverage, requiring that religious-affiliated companies' employees can obtain birth control through stand-alone policies issued by insurers.