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July 31, 2014

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July 25, 2014

House Plans Vote on Suing Obama Over Health Care Law

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Obama, speaking at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on Wednesday. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans are preparing to vote on a resolution that would pave the way for the House to sue President Barack Obama over his executive actions to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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July 21, 2014

New Bills: Contraceptive Services and Breast Cancer Detection

Last week’s Senate vote on a measure intended to roll back the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision prompted new legislation seeking to secure access to contraceptive services from New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, plus a bill offered by Illinois Democrat Richard J. Durbin that would confirm recently announced Obama administration guidance on employee notification of omitted contraception coverage.

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July 16, 2014

Hobby Lobby Bill Has Senators on Both Sides Taking a Stand

The Senate this afternoon takes a high-profile procedural vote on a bill that would overturn the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision. Democrats are seeking to modify a religious non-discrimination law to eliminate the possibility of a “closely held” corporation denying contraceptive services coverage due to the religious beliefs of company owners. Republicans have readied an alternative measure that confirms employee access to contraceptives.

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July 10, 2014

Waiting for a Court Decision on Health Insurance Subsidies

Legal experts are mulling the implications of the ongoing delay in the release of an appeals court panel decision on the next legal challenge to the health care overhaul law. Court watchers will be hitting the refresh key on the website for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit each morning this week, looking for a decision on Halbig v. Burwell.

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July 7, 2014

Courts Ponder Contraceptive Services and Exchange Subsidies

The Supreme Court ended its current term on June 30 with a decision allowing a closely held for-profit company with strong religious beliefs to avoid the 2010 health care law’s contraceptive services coverage mandate. Controversy over the decision was riled by a separate injunction released by the court on July 3, which allows a Christian college in Illinois to also avoid the contraception mandate.

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