Obamacare

Obama Administration: Nuns Don't Need Contraceptive Exemption, Can Already Claim It

Supreme Court issued temporary injunction to two Catholic charities

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The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Friday that a group of Colorado nuns does not need a special injunction against the new health-care's law provision providing contraceptive coverage for employees because the group can easily exempt itself from the requirement.

The government asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor to lift the temporary injunction she issued New Year's Eve for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Colorado nonprofit organization that provides services to the elderly. The Affordable Care Act, new provisions of which went into effect Jan. 1, requires employers who provide insurance coverage to include contraceptive services.