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Oral arguments heard on religious exemption to mandate

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court in Philadelphia heard oral arguments Dec. 14 in a suit that aims to take away the exemption granted...

Catholic groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the...

Bishops: ACA repeal bill puts ‘insufferable burden’ on the poor

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The latest version of a Republican measure in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be amended to...

Catholic group presses Trump to end contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Frustrated by federal court inaction and the Department of Justice blocking the way, the Catholic Benefits Association has called on...

Senate bills fail but need to reform health care remains, says...

  WASHINGTON — After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a “skinny” repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act...

Backgrounder: Getting a health care bill through Congress fraught with difficulties

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — When the vice president has to cast a vote to break a tie in the Senate on whether to debate...

U.S. bishops’ committee chair sees little improvement in Senate’s revised health...

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republicans’ latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is “unacceptable” and shows little improvement over the lawmakers’ first attempt...

U.S. bishops focused on 'ensuring fundamental right’ to health care

Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS — As the country awaits the U.S. Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in the coming weeks,...

Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON -- A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of...

House narrowly OKs Affordable Care Act repeal-replace bill

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by a four-vote margin May 4. The...

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