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Posted: August 24, 2015

Second Circuit Holds that Applying for ACA Accommodation is not a Substantial Burden Violating RFRA

On August 7, 2015, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Catholic Health Care System, v. Burwell, 14-427-cv, reversing the EDNY and holding that “regulations promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allow religious non-profit employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage do not themselves substantially burden Plaintiffs’ religious exercise in… Read more »

Posted: December 19, 2013

Affordable Care Act Violates Non-Profits’ Religious Beliefs

In The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. v. Sebelius, 12 CV 2542 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 13, 2013), Judge Brian M. Cogan held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) violated certain plaintiffs’ core religious beliefs under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”).   The ACA requires that group health insurance plans cover certain… Read more »