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Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services

Massachusetts sues the feds, challenging federal rules that grant religious and moral exemptions from the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Feds: Massachusetts doesn’t have standing, because it “cannot point to a single woman who will lose coverage she would otherwise want.” First Circuit: But the Commonwealth has shown a substantial risk that at least some women will lose coverage (and thereby cause Massachusetts to incur costs). That’s enough for standing.


Tags: 2019, First Circuit, Religious Liberty, Standing

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