Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al.

Docket No.
Appellate Court
First Circuit


  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation

Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiff argues that Trump administration regulations broadening exemptions for employers from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide coverage of contraception without imposing cost-sharing violates the Administrative Procedure Act, and the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Broader exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements could result in higher out-of-pocket costs and reduced access to services, making it more difficult to access this care.

Potential Impact:

Efforts to extend exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements would impose higher costs on consumers and reduce access to needed services.

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