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Agencies release final ACA contraception coverage rule

WASHINGTON — As lawsuits over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate continue to work their way through courts across the country, federal regulators have finalized rules governing employer contraceptive coverage under the law.

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Affordable Care Act retroactively applied to ‘black lung’ claim

A miner’s widow was not required to prove the cause of her husband’s death in order to recover “black lung” benefits under a survivor claim pending when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the 11th ...

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Religious employers have case to enjoin contraception mandate

Employers who operate their businesses in accordance with Christian principles may be entitled to enjoin the new contraception mandate promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the en banc 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in ...

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8th Circuit blocks federal contraception mandate

The new federal requirement that all group health plans must include coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive methods probably violates the religious rights of an employer who is a devout Catholic, the 8th Circuit has ruled in granting a preliminary injunction.

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HHS issues contraceptive coverage rule

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has issued a proposed rule under the federal health care law that would allow certain religious organizations to opt-out of providing mandatory contraceptive coverage to employees. But the rule also would allow employees to obtain ...

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Court sends ACA employer mandate issue to 4th Circuit

WASHINGTON – Five months after upholding the individual mandate provision of the federal health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court revived and remanded to a lower court a challenge to another provision requiring certain employers to maintain a minimum level ...

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Will Supreme Court amputate parts of health care law?

WASHINGTON – On the last of three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court pondered whether they should act as virtual surgeons, taking a scalpel to ...

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