still conscripts the Universities into the government’s scheme, forcing them to obtain an insurer or third-party claims administrator and submit a form that specifically causes that insurer or third-party administrator to arrange payment for the objectionable drugs, so that such coverage will apply to the Universities’ own employees as a direct consequence of their employment with the Universities and of their participation in the health insurance benefits the Universities provide them.Alliance Defending Freedom issued a press release yesterday announcing the filing of the lawsuit.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Christian Universities Sue Challenging Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
Yet another lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate has been filed, this time by four Christian universities-- Southern Nazarene, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Oklahoma Baptist, and Mid-America Christian. The complaint (full text) in Southern Nazarene University v. Sebelius, (WD OK, filed 9/20/2013) contends that the final regulations (see prior posting) creating a compromise for religious non-profit organizations that object to furnishing contraceptive coverage is insufficient. The lawsuit contends that the final version of the regulations: