The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 22, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' influence on healthcare is hard to overstate, especially after this year's landmark King v. Burwell case. He placed No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.

Wheaton College ends student health plans over birth control

By Associated Press  |  July 29, 2015

Wheaton College in suburban Chicago will stop offering health insurance plans to students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid providing birth control coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Little Sisters of the Poor appeal birth control ruling to Supreme Court

By Associated Press  |  July 24, 2015

A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees to receive birth control from a third party under the ACA, fueling a combustible argument over contraception and religion ahead of next year's presidential election.

Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom

By Associated Press  |  July 14, 2015

The federal healthcare law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.

Supreme Court orders another look at birth control coverage case

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 09, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took action in a case over how religious not-for-profit employers must meet the Affordable Care Act requirement to cover birth control for employees—a move some say could be significant for those employers.

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

By Associated Press  |  December 08, 2014

In the latest religious challenge to the federal healthcare law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday that the government hasn't gone far enough to ensure they don't have to violate their beliefs.

Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

By Associated Press  |  October 02, 2014

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.

Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections

Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections

By Paul Demko  |  August 01, 2014

Congress is all but done for the summer. That means attention will now pivot toward the fall elections. Four years ago during the August recess, legislators encountered voters in their home districts angry about the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Who should lead care team? Not necessarily a doctor, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 26, 2014

Regarding the Q&A with Dr. Robert Wah, the new American Medical Association president, “Doctors should be captain of the ship,” I wish to offer a more contemporary view that patients and families want the provider who is best prepared to meet their needs and preferences to lead the...

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