US – Federal judges halt expanded exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

Publié le : 4 February 2019

In the United States, on Monday, 14 January 2019, a federal judge temporarily suspended a provision to limit access to contraception for American women, pending a substantive review of the case.

 

This provision, introduced by the Trump administration in 2017, allowed employers to choose insurance companies that do not provide contraception for employees on “religious or ethical” grounds. It amended the health insurance law introduced by the Obama administration.

 

US District Judge in Pennsylvania Wendy Beetlestone justified the court decision by stating that “the negative effects of even a short period of reduced access to free contraceptive services are irreversible“.

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