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By The Associated Press

Published: 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.

 

 
 


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