SCOTUS: Religious employers can refuse to pay for birth control coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that bosses of privately run companies may object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law that would have compelled them to provide birth control free of charge as part of coverage plans.
The court held on a 5-4 vote — split along ideological lines — that closely held companies could seek an exemption from the mandatory coverage of contraception under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decision means some employees may have to obtain certain forms of birth control, such as the morning-after pill, from other sources. 

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SCOTUS: Religious employers can refuse to pay for birth control coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that bosses of privately run companies may object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law that would have compelled them to provide birth control free of charge as part of coverage plans.

The court held on a 5-4 vote — split along ideological lines — that closely held companies could seek an exemption from the mandatory coverage of contraception under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decision means some employees may have to obtain certain forms of birth control, such as the morning-after pill, from other sources. 

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