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Diocese: government aggressively pushing HHS mandate despite suit

August 11, 2016

Three months after the US Supreme Court gave a temporary victory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh, and other plaintiffs who objected to the HHS mandate, the Diocese of Pittsburgh contended that the Obama administration is trying to force its insurance providers to cover contraception.

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In Zubik v. Burwell, the high court asked lower courts to determine whether a compromise could be reached that would satisfy the demands of Catholic institutions that challenged the policy requiring contraceptive coverage in health-care programs.

As that stage of the case proceeds, the diocese said that “the government has been slow to offer anything of substance to pursue a negotiated solution” and “is apparently trying to take over – to force our third-party administrators to include the objectionable coverage in our self-insured plans.”


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