The Trump administration got a win in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can deny women contraception based on religious grounds.
This 7-2 ruling against the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which challenged a 2018 rule change to the “contraception mandate,” makes it easy to qualify for the exemption and undoes a rule the Obama administration tried to pass that required employers to provide full coverage aside in very specific situations (in which case the government would provide the coverage).
This basically puts the choice of contraceptive coverage in the hands of the employer and not the employee, especially for lower income workers, as the only way to get coverage with cost assistance under the ACA is not to have coverage through an employer.
Up to 126,000 women nationwide would lose birth control coverage under President Donald Trump’s plan, the government estimated.
For more, see NBC News’ “In win for Trump, Supreme Court allows plan for religious limits to Obamacare contraceptive coverage.”