SCOTUS Does Contraception
Simply put, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) may very well decide the future of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraception mandate. Under the ACA, companies must get workers insurance that includes contraception. Later this month, SCOTUS will hear arguments from a private company that objects to this mandate on religious grounds. Amy Davidson in The New Yorker sums it up this way: “Can any religious person who owns a company refuse to pay for insurance that would cover any health-care procedure or device that he or she doesn’t believe in?”
The SCOTUS case is critically important. It is also confusing in the extreme. The Kaiser Family Foundation brought together experts today to discuss just how important the case is and to help bring clarity to the confusion. You can watch and get smart here.
Bill Albert is the Chief Program Officer of The National Campaign. As Chief Program Officer, Bill is responsible for overall program planning and development, and for tracking program progress. In addition, Bill provides oversight to the Campaign’s media outreach and communication strategies, as well as the writing, editing, design, and production of Campaign’s numerous publications and materials. In addition, he oversees the Campaign’s popular, award-winning websites, the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the organization’s work with new media, and the Campaign’s marketing efforts.
Before his work with The National Campaign, Bill spent 12 years working in television news, most recently as the Managing Editor at Fox Television News in Washington, DC. His responsibilities included managing the editorial content of two daily news broadcasts, assigning, editing, and writing stories for air, conducting interviews, and overseeing the work of reporters and electronic news gathering crews.
Bill received his degree in Communications at American University and resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife, Carol. His perfect 21-year-old son, Harrison The Boy Wonder, is a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD to its friends).