The Biden administration declined to appeal a unanimous ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that struck down a transgender mandate that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has implemented as a revision to the Affordable Care Act.
Like 5th Circuit, 8th Circuit strikes down Biden’s transgender mandate
Sister Keehan honored for her years of advocacy of health care reform
Pope Francis was among several church leaders who commended Sister Keehan, a nurse and Daughter of Charity, during an awards banquet May 25 at the Library of Congress sponsored by the Chicago-based papal mission society that supports ministries in poor dioceses.
CHA explains support for bill expanding health care access, affordability
Workshops throughout the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering addressed numerous social outreach efforts to people on the margins, addressing poverty, immigration, racism, prison ministry, worker rights, mental health and economic development.
Public health law experts: Federal vaccine mandate has strong legal footing
Biden announced the vaccine mandate Sept. 9.
Ruling blocking HHS ‘transgender mandate’ called ‘victory for conscience’
A U.S. District Court judge’s Aug. 9 ruling to block the Biden administration’s mandate that doctors and hospitals perform gender-transition procedures despite their own moral or medical objections is “a victory for common sense, conscience and sound medicine.”
Supreme Court upholds health care law’s individual mandate in 7-2 ruling
In a 7-2 decision June 17, the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, saying the states that sued over the law did not have the legal right to do so.
Biden administration appeals block on transgender health care mandate
The Biden administration April 20, 2021, appealed a January 2021 ruling that struck down an Obama-era mandate that would force doctors and hospitals to perform gender-transition procedures against their conscience and professional medical judgment.
Biden’s HHS pick praised for backing ACA, criticized for abortion views
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Biden’s choice to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has stirred the partisan fires Biden says he hopes to quell.