Ruling: Some Companies Don't Have To Provide Contraceptive Services

Ruling: Some Companies Don't Have To Provide Contraceptive Services
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Supreme Court says some private companies with religious objections do not have to provide prescription contraceptive coverage to employees. Attorney for Conestoga Wood Specialties Casey Maddox says the decision is important.
Today's 5-4 decision deals a blow to the birth control mandate in the healthcare reform law. Conestoga, along with arts and crafts chain store Hobby Lobby, challenged the requirement, arguing that it violates religious freedom. The mandate in the law applies to companies with 50 or more employees. The high court's limited ruling applies to "closely-held" companies, which are private entities that are owned by only a few people. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the overall healthcare reform law is constitutional. The law is President Obama's signature legislative accomplishment.
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Attorney for Conestoga Wood Specialties Casey Maddox says religious freedom is not been vanquished.
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