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  • September 11, 2020

Future of HRSA’s Religious Exemption to Contraceptive Mandate After Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania

The closely watched “religious exemption” to the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act was validated by the Supreme Court in its last term in its decision of Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter & Paul Home v. Pennsylvania. The case was the latest to arise from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), requiring covered employers to offer “a group health plan or group health insurance coverage” that provides “minimum essential coverage.” This coverage, the ACA states, must include “such additional preventive care and screenings … as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the [Department of…

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