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HHS Mandate Legal Resources


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Over one hundred lawsuits have been filed around the country opposing the HHS mandate. Many of these lawsuits were filed by Catholic dioceses, Catholic schools and universities, Catholic health systems, and Catholic charitable organizations that have been forced to facilitate and/or fund drugs and devices that violate their religious and moral convictions. Other lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs—both Catholic and non-Catholic—who also oppose the HHS mandate. On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of evangelical-owned Hobby Lobby and other family owned businesses and ruled that they do not have to comply with the HHS mandate in its current form.

Legal Analyses

Comments to HHS on Coverage for Contraceptives
September 2016

Amicus Brief in Support of Zubik

Comments on Interim Final Rules on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act (Non-Profits)
October 2014

Comments on Proposed Rules on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act (For-Profits)
October 2014

Amicus Brief in Support of the Little Sisters of the Poor

Amicus Brief in Support of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.

USCCB Says Administration Mandate Violates First Amendment Freedoms of Religious Organizations and Others
March 2013

Legal Analysis of HHS Contraception Mandate
March 2012

USCCB Comments on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Preventive Services
May 2012

Initial Key Points on the ANPRM
April 2012

Interim Final Rules on Preventive Services
August 2011

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