The fate of another Obamacare provision may well rest in the hands of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, just as it has three times in the past when he was the deciding vote on the legality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This time the Obamacare provision under review is the workaround rule devised to provide contraceptive services for employees at institutions objecting to artificial birth control methods, such as faith-based hospitals, colleges and charities.
The rule shifts the burden of paying for these services to the health insurers, relieving the objecting employers from having to pay for something they don’t believe in. Seven of eight courts of appeal have upheld the rule, so now the Supreme Court will resolve the issue.
The review likely won’t agree until sometime in the first quarter of calendar year 2016.
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