NHeLP Amicus Brief in William Grote III v. Kathleen Sebelius

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NHeLP amicus brief in William Grote III v. Kathleen Sebelius defending the Affordable Care Act?s contraceptive coverage requirements before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The amici curiae are National Health Law Program, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Black Women?s Health Imperative, Forward Together, National Hispanic Medical Association, Ipas, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.  (SIECUS), Campaign to End AIDS, HIV Law Project, National Women and AIDS Collective, and Housing Works. While each amicus has particular interests, they share the mission of ensuring that all people in the United States?including women?have access to affordable, quality health care, including preventive health services. The amici submit this brief pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 29 to highlight well-established standards of medical care and prevailing federal laws and policies pre-dating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that recognize that family planning services are essential preventive care for women.


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