Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Freedom of Religion and Equal Protection Challenges to Obamacare
Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Commerce Clause and Taxing Power challenges to Obamacare, (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA) other significant issues remain outstanding. The 4th Circuit will hear a challenge by a religious college that the requirement that they provide abortion coverage for their employees violates First Amendment freedom of religion. They are also arguing that Equal Protection is violated because some religious organizations are allowed to opt out of the PPACA. Stay tuned.