Can a Company Prevent Free Birth Control Access? The Supreme Court Will Decide

June 14, 2014 5:51 PM

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There are a couple of big cases before the Supreme Court which have the potential to have a major impact on the finances of women and families. In two cases before the court, Sebelius vs Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp vs Sebelius, the justices will have to decide whether for-profit companies must abide by the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide no-cost prescription contraception as part of most health insurance plans offered.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans must provide certain preventive care services for free to beneficiaries. The Obama administration included all FDA-approved contraceptives for women as part of these preventative services. At issue is whether or not for-profit companies should...

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