SCOTUS Rules Against Liberty University Challenge to Affordable Care ActOn Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear another challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The court rejected a suit filed by Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, which had raised various objections to the law, including to the key provision that requires individuals to obtain health insurance, Reuters reports.
The Christian college was founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell.
TPM reports, “The justices’ decision upholds the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ May ruling in the case, which dismissed as invalid Liberty’s argument that the law violated the Constitution in requiring employers to offer health insurance.”
The court agreed last week to hear two new cases — including Hobby Lobby — in which employers have made religious objections to regulations under Obamacare that require employers to provide health insurance that includes contraception for women. That case will be heard this term and decided by the end of June.