The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments March 23 in seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by Catholic, other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
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The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to review several petitions Oct. 30 asking them to overturn federal appeals of court decisions that would force non-profit groups to opt out of the "contraceptive mandate" included in the Affordable Care Act.
A recent segment on "The Rachel Maddow Show" features the testimony of an Alaskan Daughters of Charity nun named Sr. Mary Peter Diaz and how it helped defeat a Koch Brothers-led effort to deny health care expansion in the state.
At the heart of the decision against the Little Sisters of the Poor was a disagreement what constituted a violation of religious liberty.
There is an accommodation that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor to sign a paper that stated their religious objections, however the sisters insisted signing it would violate their religious convictions.
Obama thanked the Catholic Health Care Association for their role in getting the legislation of the Affordable Care Act passed and also acknowledged that there is still work to be done.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured non-elderly adults has dropped by 30.1 percent since 2013.
Just Catholic: Do you think some folks left "Star Trek" to work for the government? The Affordable Care Act reads like a machine translation from Klingon.
Faith and Justice: If you expect polite, scholarly presentations and debate in the controversial Hobby Lobby case, go somewhere else.