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Supreme Court refuses Liberty University Obamacare challenge

The challenge from Liberty University sought to challenge the employer mandate and contraception requirement in Obamacare.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Dec. 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM   |   Comments

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the president's signature health care law from Liberty University, which attempted to overturn portions of the law's mandate involving contraception coverage.

In declining to hear the case, Liberty University v. Lew, 13-306, the court upheld a decision by the federal appeals court to dismiss the lawsuit.

Liberty, a Christian University, hoped to avoid the Affordable Care Act's requirements that most employers must provide health insurance to all its employees or face a fine, as well as complaining the requirement for all insurance plans to include contraceptive coverage was a violation of its religious freedoms.

Although the Supreme Court refused to hear the challenge brought by Liberty, a non-profit organization, it said last week it would hear suits from two for-profit companies, Hobby Lobby craft-store and Conestoga Wood Specialties.

Liberty University v. Lew, 13-306

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