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Heartland Health Monitor
3:55 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby Ruling A Win For Kansas City Construction Company

Kansas City-based JE Dunn Construction Co. says it no longer offer some contraceptive coverage to employees based on Monday's Supreme Court ruling.
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A construction company based in Kansas City, Mo., plans to limit the contraceptive coverage it offers employees in the wake of Monday's Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling.

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Heartland Health Monitor
3:42 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Limits Contraceptive Mandate For Certain Employers

Kaiser Health News

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that at least some for-profit corporations may not be required to provide contraceptives if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs.

But the five-justice majority writing in Burwell v Hobby Lobby, et al., took pains to try to limit their ruling only to the contraceptive mandate in the health law and only to “closely held” corporations like the family-owned businesses represented by the plaintiffs in the case.

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Heartland Health Monitor
9:54 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store in Antioch, Calif., this past spring. The Supreme Court is ruling on the crafts store chain's resistance to portions of the Affordable Care Act. The store's owners cite their religious freedom.
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Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 12:54 pm

The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.

The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.

The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.

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Health
6:16 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Missouri Attorney General Won't Appeal Contraceptives Ruling

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Despite the urging of a top state lawmaker and some Catholic groups, Missouri’s Attorney General will not appeal a recent court ruling, which struck down a state law that would have required insurance companies to exclude birth control coverage if employers had religious, ethical or moral objections.

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Health
3:10 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Judge Strikes Down Mo. Law Challenging Contraceptive Mandate

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A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law that directly challenges the so-called contraceptive mandate under the federal health law. The result of the judge’s actions mean Missouri health plans have to include no-cost options for contraceptives.

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Health
11:38 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Area Businesses Challenge Federal Birth Control Mandate

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A federal court is scheduled today, to take up one Missouri business’ challenge to a recently enacted provision of the federal health law. The provision requires that most employee-health plans include no-cost coverage of contraceptives, but the rule has faced backlash from several businesses and lawmakers around the region.

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Health
8:27 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Residents Raise Money For Contraceptives After County Votes Down Funding

In response to leaders of Miami County voting against drawing down federal funds for a program that has long provided birth control to low income families, a group of area residents has raised the money.

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Health
6:36 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Hundreds Rally At Missouri Capitol, Contraception Bill Moves Forward In Senate

Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control. 

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Headlines
8:18 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Health
5:15 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Birth Control Restriction Bill Passes Out Of Senate Committee

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A State Senate committee has passed legislation that would allow employers in Missouri to refuse insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations – that is, if providing coverage for those services would violate the employer’s religious beliefs.

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