Affordable Care Act and Health Plans Offered by Religious Employers0

Update from The State Bar Business Law Section’s HEALTH LAW COMMITTEE – The Affordable Care Act and Health Plans Offered by Religious Employers

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Since first announced in August 2011, the inclusion of contraceptive care as a mandatory component in the employer promotion of preventative services sparked a First Amendment inferno that many thought threatened the Affordable Care Act as well as a number of additional federal and state laws.  As a result, the Federal Government partially recanted this requirement by delaying its implementation for certain entities by an additional year. Regulations promulgated in 2012 kept contraceptive care in the gamut of preventative services, but created a temporary enforcement safe harbor for objecting employers. In 2013, the Federal Government issued proposed rules in an attempt to end the contraception controversy and its challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s commitment to preventative services. Some 200,000 comments later, the preventative services coverage rules in 2013 lowered the burden so employers can sidestep certain separations between church and state.  … Read more →

Virtual Round Table – Healthcare Law 20140

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 5.15.03 PM“In this roundtable we spoke with six experts from around the world to discuss the latest changes and developments in Healthcare. Our chosen experts discuss key topics including the advance of cloud computing, common litigation issues and possible measures to maximise efficiency in the delivery of healthcare services.”
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