2nd Circuit Finds No Burden In ACA Mandate, Rejects Accommodation ‘Trigger’ Claim
(August 11, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT) -- BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) accommodation process for those with religious objections to providing contraceptive insurance coverage does not substantially burden religious practice, and the notification process does not “trigger” the coverage, a panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Aug. 7 (Catholic Health Care System, et al. v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, et al., No. 14-427, 2nd Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13813).
(Opinion available. Document #93-150819-012Z.)
Catholic Health Care System, Catholic Health Services of Long Island,...