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Joanne Youn to Speak at RCRI Webinar

November 15, 2013
Program:Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act
Event Sponsor:Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI)

Joanne C. Youn will present a webinar, hosted by the Religious Center for Religious Institutes. The webinar will start with an overview of the legal bases for religious freedom challenges under the First Amendment to federal legislation.  Participants will then be provided with a brief summary of the employer mandate and the market reforms under the Affordable Care Act before focusing on the specifics of the contraceptive mandate, including the existing statutory exceptions for certain employers based upon their religious affiliation or beliefs.   The webinar will highlight additional approaches being pursued by employers who object to providing contraceptive coverage, including constitutional challenges in the courts, legislative efforts in Congress, and corporate structuring options that would help the employer qualify for an exception or accommodation or provide exemption from the employer mandate itself. 

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