Data Note: Are Nonprofits Requesting an Accommodation for Contraceptive Coverage?

(By – Laurie Sobel, Matthew Rae, and Alina Salganicoff; Kaiser Family Foundation)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most private health insurance plans to provide coverage for a broad range of preventive services, including most contraceptives for women.1  This policy was at the center of a Supreme Court case brought forward by for-profit corporations (Hobby Lobby and Conestoga) that successfully claimed that the contraceptive coverage requirement violated their religious rights. Last month, the Supreme Court agreed to hear yet another challenge (Zubik v Burwell) to the contraceptive coverage requirement, this time brought by nonprofit corporations, claiming that the accommodation established by the federal government for religiously affiliated nonprofit employers with objections to contraceptives violates their religious rights. Read more…

 

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