Divided Appeals Court Finds No Burden In ACA Opt Out

(February 22, 2016, 10:56 AM EST) -- ATLANTA — The opt-out process for those who object to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate furthers a legitimate government interest and does not substantially burden religious practice, a divided 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Feb. 18 (Eternal Word Television Network Inc. and State of Alabama v. Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 14-12696, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, et al. v. Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Nos. 14-12890, 14-13239, 11th Cir.;...
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