Application to U.S. Supreme Court Challenging NLRB Recess Appointments Rejected by Justice Ginsburg; Referral to Justice Scalia Sought

By | CFPB Monitor | February 5, 2013

Attorneys for a Connecticut nursing home company are attempting to have an application challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board referred to Justice Scalia after it was rejected yesterday by Justice Ginsburg, acting in her capacity as the Circuit Justice for the Second Circuit. 

Government Proposes Expanded Relief from Contraceptive Mandate in Obamacare

By | Benefits Law Advisor | February 5, 2013

As explained in an earlier post, the 2010 health care reform law requires health plans to provide women’s preventive care and services without cost sharing. Regulations issued August 1, 2011 included all FDA-approved contraception for women in the definition of women’s preventive care and services. That includes abortion and abortifacient drugs (like the so-called “morning-after” pill).