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Nursing home does not need Supreme Court intervention to avoid birth control mandate, feds say

Nursing home does not need Supreme Court intervention to avoid birth control mandate, feds say

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The federal government defended the Affordable Care Act's so-called "contraception mandate" Friday in a Supreme Court filing against a Catholic long-term care provider. The ACA requires that health plans provide birth control to women at no cost to the beneficiary, under preventative health services.

Obama tries to maintain health reform timeline amid skepticism and doubt

As President Obama's August 7 deadline for healthcare reform approaches, he has begun to rally his healthcare troops with a series of public events scheduled for this week, according to recent news items.