Judge Blocks Trump’s Move Against Contraceptive Mandate
The Trump administration had attempted to weaken the ACA’s contraceptive mandate for employers. However, a California federal district court judge issued an injunction.
However, according to CNN, “the injunction only applies in the coalition of 13 Democratic states, plus the District of Columbia, that brought the lawsuit.”
In other words, states with Republican leadership and Democratic states that didn’t back the move still have the Trump rules apply, which means employers can get away with not offering health plans with contraceptive coverage to employees based on criteria such as objecting for religious reasons (for example, Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to offer a plan that includes contraceptive coverage and no alternative has to be offered).
Again according to CNN, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led the group said on the issue:
“The law couldn’t be clearer — employers have no business interfering in women’s healthcare decisions,” . “Today’s court ruling stops another attempt by the Trump Administration to trample on women’s access to basic reproductive care.”
For a full look at the story, see CNN’s Judge halts Trump administration’s weakening of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.