Catholic Diocese Sues Feds over Health Reform

The Catholic Diocese of Nashville and other related groups have filed suit against the federal government over health care reform, the Nashville Business Journal reports. The suit argues that the groups do not qualify under the government’s narrow definition of “religious employers” in the guidelines defining exemption from coverage requirements, such as birth-control coverage. The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear arguments from for-profit companies Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., which also are objecting to being forced to provide coverage for contraceptives on religious grounds.