- On Thursday in St. Louis, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the ACA’s contraception mandate violates religiously-affiliated employers.
- This is the first “big win” for such employers as the court sided upheld lower court decisions that sided with the plaintiffs
- The ruling said the Obama administration did not accommodate employers with religious objections enough when creating a contraception coverage alternative system for employees, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Will the decision incite the Legal Powers That Be to send the case to the Supreme Court? According to varying news sources, maybe. As reported by Healthcare Dive, the issue wades in murky regulatory waters.