In June, the US Supreme Court must make a decision on the case put forward by the religious non-profit-making authorisations opposing the Government about the payment of contraception guaranteed under Obamacare (see The American Supreme Court is divided on the financing of contraception). On Monday, the Supreme Court finally passed this “landmark case” to a lower court, opting not to make a decision on the issue. The Washington Court of Appeal must therefore consider the new arguments put forward by the various parties and deliberate.
The Supreme Court “estimates that this is a ‘more suitable’ approach for this sensitive issue. Josh Earnest, Barack Obama’s spokesman, voiced his satisfaction: “This will grant millions of women across the country continued access to the health cover they need”.