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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The ramifications of this week's federal appellate court ruling in Halbig v. Burwell—assuming the decision is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court—could be immense.
If closely held companies choose not to provide contraceptive coverage for employees, they can't do so in secret.
Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive devices to low-income women who don't want to get pregnant soon after giving birth.
If closely held companies want to nix their employees' insurance coverage of contraceptives, they can't do so in secret.
Congressional Democrats' efforts to essentially negate the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling via new legislation are almost certainly dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled chamber has no interest in trying to restore the contraceptive coverage mandate...
The Supreme Court inadvertently struck a blow against the employer-based health insurance system last week.
The Hobby Lobby case wasn't the only U.S. Supreme Court decision last week with healthcare implications. A separate judgment handed down last Monday struck a blow to unions' efforts to organize home health workers.