Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 1-U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 13-07-2019 03:00 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 02:58 IST
UPDATE 1-U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions
Image Credit: ANI

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement they provide health insurance that covers women's birth control. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of rules allowing employers with religious and moral objections to seek exemptions from the 2010 healthcare law's requirement.

The three-judge panel sided with Democratic state attorneys general from Pennsylvania and New Jersey who challenged the rules issued by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury in 2018. U.S. Circuit Judge Patty Shwartz said the state attorneys general were likely to succeed in proving the agencies did follow proper administrative procedures and that the rules were not authorized by the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

The decision upheld a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge in Philadelphia last year blocking enforcement of the rules. The lawsuit was filed after Republican President Donald Trump's administration in October 2017 unveiled interim rules that targeted the contraceptive mandate implemented as part of Obamacare.

The U.S. Justice Department, which defended the rules in court, did not respond to a request for comment.

Also Read: UPDATE 1-Brazil to issue 'dirty list' of employers using slave labor based on court findings



5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...


Latest News

COVID-19 patient's body taken to graveyard on a rickshaw in Andhra's Guntur

The body of a deceased COVID-19 patient was taken to the burial ground on a cycle rickshaw in Guntur district here, the third incident in as many months and after the Andhra Pradesh government suspending two officers in Srikakulam district ...

Vertex Global Services CEO, Gagan Arora, wins "CEO of the Year" Award, by 'Indian Achievers' 2020

Gurugram Haryana India, Aug 13 ANINewsVoir Gagan Arora, CEO Strategic Growth Leader of Vertex Global Services, was recently named as CEO of the Year - 2020 by IAF India. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordi...

IndoStar Capital Finance board okays Rs 10,000-cr fund raise plan through bonds

Non-bank lender IndoStar Capital Finance on Thursday said it will raise up to Rs 10,000 crore by issuing bonds on a private placement basis. The decision was taken at the companys board of directors meet on August 12 to declare and approve ...

SHO suspended for ‘manhandling’ BJP MLA asks him in video, ‘why you assaulted me’;goes unchallenged

A day after an SHO was suspended following a BJP MLAs allegations of police manhandling him, a video clip has surfaced showing the legislator raising no objections when the officer charges him with tearing down his uniform and assaulting hi...

Give Feedback