Federal appeals court backs injunction against religious, moral exemptions from contraceptive mandate

Amy Zink, Class of 2021; Kim Harvey Looney, Partner at Waller The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. President United States of America et al., which granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against religious and moral exemptions for employers to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) …

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Pennsylvania AG takes hard stance on nonprofit healthcare providers in the name of consumer protection

Clay Brewer, Class of 2019; Neil B. Krugman, Partner at Waller The rise in healthcare costs and public concern about accessing adequate care has caught the eye of many government officials across the country, some of whom have increased their enforcement of consumer protection laws in response. The Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, provides …

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Trump Administration Opens Door for Broader Contraceptive Mandate Exemptions

By Matthew Byron, Class of 2019 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not currently mandate that insurers cover contraceptives under their respective plans. However, in 2011, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor (the Departments) issued regulations requiring non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurers to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives. Under those …

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