TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Another facet of health law goes to court

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 7:33 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — President Obama's health care law is headed for another Supreme Court showdown over companies' religious objections to the law's birth-control mandate.

Amid the troubled rollout of the health law, and 17 months after the justices upheld it, the Obama administration is defending a provision that requires most employers that offer health insurance to their workers to provide a range of preventive health benefits, including contraception.

About 40 for-profit companies have sued, arguing they should not be forced to cover some or all forms of birth control, because doing so would violate their religious beliefs.

Both sides want the justices to settle an issue that has divided lower courts. The high court could announce its decision whether to take up the topic as early as Tuesday, after its closed-door meeting.

Arguments probably would take place in late March, with a decision expected in late June.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Johns Hopkins will pay $190 million to settle hidden camera lawsuit
  2. Teen admits targeting Albuquerque transients, police say
  3. Tsarnaev’s friend convicted in Boston Marathon bombing
  4. World breaks monthly heat record twice in a row
  5. Rumors swirl that Obamas to buy in Calif.
  6. War hero who held off Taliban attack gets Medal of Honor
  7. Texas governor to send Guard to Mexican border
  8. Beef industry’s environmental footprint bigger than pork, poultry, eggs, dairy, study finds
  9. Army intelligence system pulled from key test
  10. Retaliation at VA common, watchdog group finds
  11. Kennedy’s position key in Supreme Court gun cases
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.