Supreme Court Justice Puts Temporary Stay on Part of Obamacare
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 01, 2014 @ 11:17PM
Created on January 01, 2014 @ 10:59PM
Hours before the clock struck midnight signifying the New Year, a Supreme Court Justice put a temporary halt to a controversial part of Obamacare. That means, for the time being, religious organizations will not have to provide birth control.
The administration claims there are ways for churches and other religious groups to be exempt from this requirement. Some include filing as a religious nonprofit organization or having the health plan's outside administrator pay for the birth control coverage with ways to reimburse them; however,. the nuns who opposed this would have to sign a form allowing the insurance company to provide the coverage, which is still against their beliefs.
The contraception requirement is one of the most contentious parts of the law. Government officials have until 10 a.m. Friday to respond to Sotomayor's order.
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