EVENT TUESDAY, MARCH 11th: The Supreme Court and Contraceptive Coverage: Legal and Policy Implications

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Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear two cases from for-profit corporations, Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties, challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement to cover contraceptives on religious grounds. On Tuesday, March 11, two weeks before the hearings, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a public briefing and panel discussion from 9:30am-11:00am ET in its Washington, DC office to discuss the implications of these court cases on the ACA, corporate and individual religious protections, and civil rights. For those unable to attend, a live webcast will be hosted on kff.org.

Speakers at “The Supreme Court and Contraceptive Coverage: Legal and Policy Implications” include:

     Welcome and Introduction

  • Alina Salganicoff, Ph.D. (Moderator),Vice President and Director, Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

     An Overview of the Contraceptive Coverage Requirement and Legal Challenges

  • Laurie Sobel, J.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

     The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its Application to These Cases

  • Marci A. Hamilton, J.D., Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

     Possible Rulings and Outcomes

  • Tom Goldstein, J.D., Publisher SCOTUSblog, Partner Goldstein & Russell, P.C.

     Panel Discussion on Implications


Tuesday, March 11
9:30am-11:00am ET
(Registration and breakfast beginning at 9:00am)


Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Kaiser Family Foundation Offices
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
(one block west of Metro Center)


Please register online to attend this event in person.

Live Webcast:

A live webcast will be available on kff.org.


The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California.

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top” width=”100%”>Contacts:

Victoria Chao | (650) 854-9400 | to:vchao@kff.org” target=”_blank”>vchao@kff.org
Chris Lee | (202) 347-5270 | to:clee@kff.org” target=”_blank”>clee@kff.org