Court rejects ACA contraceptive challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge Friday by religious nonprofit groups, reports the Associated Press. The groups claimed that an accommodation in the Affordable Care Act that allows such groups to avoid paying for contraception under the healthcare reform law is still a burden on the groups' expression of religion. The Obama administration created the accommodation in response to religious groups' opposition to women's ability to acquire contraceptive methods at no additional costs, if they're covered by group health plans. Since a religious group must certify to its insurer that it opposes coverage for contraceptives, the groups argued that the notices to insurers will, in fact, allow the government to hijack their health plans. Article