Supreme Court To Take Up Obamacare Contraception Case

Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-26 13:19:35-05

710px-EqualJusticeUnderLawWashington (CNN) — The high-stakes fight over implementing parts of the troubled health care reform law will move to the U.S. Supreme Court in coming months, in a dispute involving coverage for contraceptives and “religious liberty.”

The justices agreed on November 26 to review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay.

At issue is whether private companies can refuse to do so on the claim it violates their religious beliefs.

Oral arguments will likely be held in March with a ruling by late June.

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