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Final birth control rule issued for faith groups

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Benefits Pro reports:

“The Obama administration isn’t backing off its position that employers must include free contraceptive coverage in workers’ insurance plans as part of the nation’s health care reforms, though it did give chuches some wiggle room Friday.

Under pressure from religious groups, the administration issued final rules on the birth control mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that included a compromise allowing faith-based nonprofits and corporations to offer contraceptives through special third-party policies, without having to manage or pay for the services directly.

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Overhaul may push employee benefits shift

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Benifits Pro reports:

“Obama administration expects to see rise in employer-sponsored health insurance, not a decline”

“Nearly one of every 10 midsized or big employers expects to stop offering health coverage to workers after insurance exchanges begin operating in 2014 as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, according to a survey by a major benefits consultant.

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2012 Battlefield: The Supreme Court

Friday, May 13th, 2011

POLITICO reports:

“Despite a concerted drive by their ideological critics, two Supreme Court justices – Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas – signaled late last month that they have no intention of recusing themselves from the court’s all but inevitable consideration of the Obama administration’s new health care law.

But the vigorous legal, legislative and public relations campaigns mounted by the left against Thomas and the right against Kagan show no signs of abating – and that is hardly an accident.

It means that both sides are determined to make the Supreme Court and its decisions a major political issue headed into the 2012 election.

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Judge Hints He May Rule Against Health Law

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The New York Times reports:

“A federal judge asserted on Thursday that it would be “a giant leap” for the Supreme Court to accept the Obama administration’s defense of a central provision of the new health care law, suggesting he may become the second judge to strike it down as unconstitutional.

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