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The Supreme Court and Contraceptive Coverage: Legal and Policy Implications – Briefing and Panel Discussion

The Supreme Court and Contraceptive Coverage: Legal and Policy Implications – Briefing and Panel Discussion

On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear two cases from for-profit corporations, Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties, challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement to cover contraceptives on religious grounds.

On Tuesday, March 11, two weeks before the hearings, Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a public briefing to discuss the implications of these court cases on the ACA, corporate and individual religious protections, and civil rights.

Speakers at “The Supreme Court and Contraceptive Coverage: Legal and Policy Implications” included:

Welcome and Introduction

  • Alina Salganicoff, Ph.D. (Moderator), Vice President and Director, Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

An Overview of the Contraceptive Coverage Requirement and Legal Challenges

  • Laurie Sobel, J.D., Senior Policy Analyst Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

Understanding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its Application to These Cases

  • Marci A. Hamilton, J.D., Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Possible Rulings and Outcomes

  • Tom Goldstein, J.D., Publisher SCOTUSblog, Partner Goldstein & Russell, P.C.

Panel Discussion