Posts Tagged ‘HHS mandate’

Bishops hail new healthcare mandate as return to common sense Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is praising the change to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Affordable Care Act healthcare mandate regarding funding contraception. The USCCB says the change is a “return to common sense, long-standing federal practice, and peaceful coexistence between church and state.” The change provides “a Read more

US Supreme Court backs Christian firms over contraception Comments 1

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that some businesses can’t be forced to pay for employee health insurance that includes contraception. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that two businesses have protection on religious grounds against a Government mandate requiring coverage of contraceptive services in employee health plans. The contraception mandate is included Read more

US Church agencies cautious on latest HHS mandate Comments 0

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Catholic agencies in the United States are cautious about a new “accommodation” for religious institutions that object to covering contraception and abortion services in their employees’ insurance plans. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops declined to comment on the Obama administration’s latest modification to the Health and Human Services mandate that many Catholic employers are Read more