Distinctly Catholic: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz's last presidential address as leader of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, like his tenure, was a missed opportunity.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
What to Expect: President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to "repeal and replace Obamacare" may be more about semantics than change, analysts say.
The Obama administration is seeking input on ways the government can comply with religious employers' refusal on moral grounds to cover contraceptives for employees and at the same time make sure those employees get such coverage.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, published a five-page document in the Federal Register opening a period for public comment on the issue.
A five-year review of the Affordable Care Act shows many success for which Americans should feel pride and which spur them on to “strengthen efforts until all individuals in the USA have affordable, equitable, health insurance,” says an editorial in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet.
Faith and Justice: Catholic organizations claimed victory when the Supreme Court sent their contraceptive mandate case back to the lower courts. What's the next step?
The seven cases consolidated in Zubik v. Burwell will return to the appeals level with time to "resolve any outstanding issues between them," the justices said.
The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.
A brief from Catholic theologians and ethicists may have been instrumental in prompting the court to issue its order for new arguments in Zubik v. Burwell.
Faith and Justice: Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's proposed solution to the contraceptive mandate case, opposing parties remain far from agreement.
The religious nonprofits challenging their participation in the contraceptive mandate under the ACA agreed with a U.S. Supreme Court proposal to provide coverage under an alternative plan.