Healthcare Mandate

Wheaton wins one for religious nonprofits

First Amendment | The Christian college’s victory could set a precedent for others still fighting Obamacare’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandate
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 2/27/18, 03:39 pm

Wheaton College has secured what even the Little Sisters of the Poor has not: A permanent injunction against the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandate. After five years of legal wrangling, a U.S. district court judge’s Feb. 22 ruling finally freed the college from the federal regulation.

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States sue to end Obamacare

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/27/18, 11:37 am

Twenty states sued the federal government Monday seeking to invalidate Obamacare now that Congress has axed the tax penalty for not having individual health insurance. In the lawsuit, the states claim Congress’ decision to undo the individual mandate penalty, part of the Republican tax bill President Donald Trump signed into law in December, invalidates the entire healthcare law.

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Federal judge blocks contraceptive mandate exemption

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/15/17, 04:44 pm

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule giving more employers an exemption to Obamacare’s contraception and abortifacient mandate. The rule, issued in October, allowed more employers to claim a religious objection to paying for the drugs. California, Washington, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia all sued to block the rule from taking effect. U.S.

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