Debate Over ACA Contraception Mandate Continues

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 5:05 PM EST) -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, or collectively the Affordable Care Act, was enacted in March 2010, in an effort to improve access to affordable health care coverage, including, among other things, certain contraceptive services. However, the ACA has been subject to extensive litigation since its enactment. Specifically, there have been numerous lawsuits initiated by those who oppose the ACA’s contraceptive mandate, including those brought by for-profit corporations and nonprofit religious organizations. At first...
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