Friday 20 October 2017

US supreme court revives objections to ‘Obamacare’

US President Barack Obama. AP
US President Barack Obama. AP

The US Supreme Court yesterday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the ‘Obamacare’ requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favouring President Barack Obama’s administration.

The justices asked the Cincinnati-based 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision that backed the Obama administration, in light of the Supreme Court’s June 2014 ruling that allowed certain privately owned corporations to seek exemptions from the provision.

Mr Obama’s healthcare law, known as Obamacare, requires employers to provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women, including access to contraception and sterilisation.

Irish Independent

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