Advocacy Groups File Suit Against Rollback Of Health Law’s Birth Control Mandate
The lawsuit argues that the Trump administration's new rules -- which allow employers to cite moral or religious exemptions to birth control -- violate the equal protection and due process guarantees of the Constitution and the non-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act.
The Associated Press:
Lawsuit Targets Trump's Rollback Of Birth-Control Rule
Two national advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana on Tuesday challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers. The suit was filed on behalf of five women at risk of being denied birth control coverage, including three University of Notre Dame students. (Crary, 10/31)
Notre Dame Ending No-Cost Contraceptive Coverage
The University of Notre Dame is reportedly ending its free contraceptive coverage after the Trump administration rolled back an ObamaCare requirement that employers include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. The Catholic university will stop the coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2018, according to The South Bend Tribune. (Savransky, 10/31)