The Supreme Court of the United States ended their deliberation on ObamaCare’s contraceptive requirement in a 4-4 tie.
Since the passing of the ACA there have been a number of lawsuits and legal battles over the mandate for employers to provide coverage that covers contraception (as birth control is meant to be free on all plans under the ACA).
The last major battle ended in employers not offering plans, but allowing HHS coordinating and subsidizing contraceptive-only coverage for employees who wanted it.
This current battle says that the employer should have the final say over their employee’s healthcare choices, claiming that even the newest arrangement is still taking away employer rights and making them complicit in providing contraceptive coverage.
So then, whose rights should be enforced? Does the employee get the final say, or does the religious employer? No seriously, that is the question that SCOTUS couldn’t definitively answer.
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