DC Circ. Says ACA Contraception Mandate Likely Too Broad

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A divided D.C. Circuit on Friday backed a faith-based challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that large businesses cover birth control as part of employee health insurance plans, saying the requirement burdens the religious freedom of company owners without advancing a compelling government interest.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court rejected the Obama administration’s argument that Francis and Philip Gilardi, proprietors of two Ohio produce companies, would experience a minuscule impact on their Catholic beliefs by offering benefits that can help workers access contraception....
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Francis Gilardi, et al v. HHS, et al


Case Number

13-5069

Court

Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

March 4, 2013

Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.