Supreme Court sides with religious group in Obamacare appeal


#1

(CNN) – Some religious affiliated non-profits will remain temporarily exempt from requirements in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to cover birth control and other reproductive health coverage they oppose for religious reasons.

edition.cnn.com/2014/01/24/politics/obamacare-contraceptives/index.html


#2

:thumbsup:


#3

:clapping:


#4

Excellent good news! May they soon decide to extend this to the rest of us!


#5

Worth pointing out though that this temporary exemption only applies to some religious non-profits, not businesses. IMO it needs to stop here.


#6

:amen:


#7

Here is the ruling. It applies to all religious non-profits.

If the employer applicants inform the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have
religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services, the respondents are enjoined from enforcing against the applicants the challenged provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related regulations pending final
disposition of the appeal by the United States Court of Appeals
for the Tenth Circuit.


#8

Let’s hope it will gain momentum and any conscienscious objector will fond protection for their beliefs.


#9

If you make money your religious beliefs don’t matter, but if you’re a non-profit your religious beliefs do matter?


#10

Here’s the stay:

[FONT=LucidaSansTypewriter][size=2][LEFT]FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
ORDER IN PENDING CASE
13A691 LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, ET AL. V. SEBELIUS, SEC. OF H&HS, ET
AL.

The application for an injunction having been submitted to
Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court, the Court
orders: If the employer applicants inform the Secretary of Health
and Human Services in writing that they are non-profit
organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have
religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive
services, the respondents are enjoined from enforcing against the
applicants the challenged provisions of the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act and related regulations pending final
disposition of the appeal by the United States Court of Appeals
for the Tenth Circuit. To meet the condition for injunction
pending appeal, applicants need not use the form prescribed by
the Government and need not send copies to third-party
administrators. The Court issues this order based on all of the
circumstances of the case, and this order should not be construed[/LEFT]
as an expression of the Court’s views on the merits.

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#11

Religious liberty should apply to every employer. The Constitution didn’t limit religious liberty to just non-profit religious groups. Every individual is entitled to religious liberty.


#12

I hope it becomes permanent.


#13

And “religious non-profits” is a specific legal phrase that refers to non-profit organizations that are subsidiaries of a church or church organization, and not non-profits run by religious individuals.

Gigantic difference.


#14

Yet, the ruling doesn’t use that phrase. Ruling applies to any non-profit with religious objections.


#15

Yeah. Remarkable, isn’t it? If you make money, if you are for-profit, that somehow means you jettison your religious liberty, meaning free exercise.

Jon


#16

Classic Obama “Freedom of Worship” vision taking over from and eliminating “Freedom of Religion.” When we had freedom of religion, we could both practice our religion AND own a business. Now we get to choose.

Thanks Obama voters.


#17

Are you actually saying that I, as a Christian, don’t have the right to practice my religious ideals in the workplace if I choose to engage in free enterprise in the U.S.?


#18

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