HOME > NEWSROOM > MEDIA SOURCE > Legal > High court takes up challenge to O-Care birth control mandate

High court takes up challenge to O-Care birth control mandate

November 26, 2013

The Supreme Court will hear a case arguing that private businesses should not be required to offer their employees health insurance that covers contraception, the court announced on Tuesday.

The case centers on a controversial measure of the Affordable Care Act that business owners say violates their right to religious freedom by forcing them to pay for a service they find objectionable.

It will be the first time that the high court will revisit the healthcare law since last June, when it upheld the constitutionality of the overall law and affirmed a requirement that individuals carry health insurance or pay a penalty.

The court will hear the case this term, most likely in the spring.


Get the Media Source Newsletter on your smartphone or tablet now!

iphone
Android

 


Latest News

Verizon: Treating Broadband As Title II Service Would Be Illegal

Verizon told the FCC in a white paper filed Oct. 30 that since all the major providers and trade associations agree that the FCC has...

Posted

FCC Proposes Cable, Satellite, Radio Database

The FCC is proposing to extend the FCC's online public file, including political file, requirement to cable, satellite and radio.

Posted

Missouri Baptist Convention Honors BRN Founder Dick Bott with Outstanding Christian Service Award

The Missouri Baptist Convention's Christian Life Commission presented Bott Radio Network (BRN) Founder and Chairman Dick Bott...

Posted

Dr. James Dobson's 'Building A Family Legacy' Simulcasts on 7000+ Sites

Hundreds of thousands of people in early October saw the inaugural film of Dr. James Dobson's new series BUILDING A FAMILY LEGACY, in a simulcast world premiere.

Posted

More News


Headlines