Senate Bill Seeking Reversal Of Hobby Lobby Fails To Advance

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 12:04 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Democratic bill seeking to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Hobby Lobby and ensure employer-insurance-provided access to contraceptives under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed to garner enough to votes to proceed on July 16, 2014.

(Bill available. Document #93-140723-023L.)

The Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, S2578, sought to forbid employers offering group health plans from denying coverage for any item or service required by federal law or regulation.

The Senate voted 56-43...
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