Federal Court Rules Contraceptive Mandate in ACA Violates Law for Two Companies

btn-ppacaSeveral media outlets are reporting the decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals this week finding that the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that group healthcare plans must cover contraceptives violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  This opinion does not strike down the requirement in all applications.  The two companies who are parties to the case are closely held entities with Catholic owners.  The 2-1 decision blocks the contraceptive mandate for those two companies.

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About Andrew (Andy) Wampler

For over a decade, I have provided legal services to businesses and individuals in Northeast Tennessee. I spend time litigating breaches of contract, medical malpractice, and commercial disputes and have worked on a number of transactions. I also advise businesses, working much of my time on healthcare and employment matters.

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