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Supreme Court Takes Up Birth Control Access — Again

March 23, 2016

(Kaiser Health News) – On the sixth anniversary of the enactment of the federal Affordable Care Act, the law was back before a seemingly divided Supreme Court Wednesday. At stake this time is the controversial requirement that most health insurance plans provide women with access to contraceptives at no additional out-of-pocket cost. Specifically at issue is whether a special accommodation the Obama administration has provided for religiously-affiliated employers (such as universities or hospitals) still violates a federal law protecting the free exercise of religion.

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