Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and First Amendment Rights

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and First Amendment Rights

Recently finalized rules under the PPACA require health insurers to provide preventive health services, including contraception. These requirements potentially infringe upon the constitutional rights of employers with religious objections to contraception. Religious organizations should be vigilant to ensure that their constitutional rights are not infringed upon, but Americans should be concerned about the PPACA’s encroachment on their health care options.