Supreme Court Takes Up Birth Control Access Yet Again

Nuns and others opposed to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.i

Nuns and others opposed to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.

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Nuns and others opposed to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.

Nuns and others opposed to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On the sixth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the federal health law was back before a seemingly divided Supreme Court Wednesday.

At stake this time is the controversial requirement that most health insurance plans provide women with access to contraceptives at no additional out-of-pocket cost. Specifically at issue is whether a special accommodation the Obama administration has provided for religiously affiliated employers (such as universities or hospitals) still violates a federal law protecting the free exercise of religion.

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Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/23/471599946/supreme-court-takes-up-birth-control-access-yet-again?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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