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A Corporation Has No Soul — The Business Entity Law Response To Challenges To The Ppaca Contraceptive Mandate, Thomas E. Rutledge Feb 2014

A Corporation Has No Soul — The Business Entity Law Response To Challenges To The Ppaca Contraceptive Mandate, Thomas E. Rutledge

William & Mary Business Law Review

The most contentious matter in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not one of health care, but rather one of the law of business organizations. Numerous for-profit business organizations have challenged the portion of the PPACA and its related regulations requiring that group health insurance plans provide, on a no-cost sharing basis, coverage for a variety of procedures and prescription medicines involving contraception and what some describe as “abortificants.” In these suits, the various business ventures and their owners assert that they should be exempt from the requirement of the mandate on the basis that ...