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Supreme Court Exempts Some Companies from ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate on Religious Grounds
The Wall Street Journal; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
June 30, 2014
"Justice Alito framed the ruling as 'very specific' to the case before the court, and argued that no women would be burdened with the costs of contraceptives because their employers objected. Instead, he suggested that the Obama administration extend to for-profit companies the same accommodation it had to religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to contraception --- that is, requiring that insurers provide contraceptives without charging premiums to employers or copayments to individuals. [HHS] 'has provided no reason why the same system cannot be made available when the owners of for-profit corporations have similar religious objections,' Justice Alito wrote. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas."

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