Birth Control coverage has been wrapped in religious controversy for years. Since last year’s Hobby Lobby ruling, religious companies were able to deny workers coverage for certain forms of birth control. Under the new regulations through the Affordable Care Act, all women will be able to get coverage for all forms of birth control.
In 2012 Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma against the government for enforcing them to provide contraceptives. The case made its way to federal court because owners David and Barbara Green of Hobby Lobby felt the mandate substantially burdened their religious beliefs and was in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In Hobby Lobby defense, contraceptives may prevent an egg from being fertilized. The Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business and issued a 5-4 ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby.
For cost-neutral reasons, birth control will be fully covered by insurance companies at no cost, no matter where they work. A company with religious belief such as Hobby Lobby may receive a religious exemption from providing coverage for the methods of birth control. However, the organizations must be a for-profit company that’s not publicly traded, with 50 percent ownership by five or fewer individuals, and with members of a nuclear family all counting as one individual. Additionally, the company must produce a formal corporate statement that expresses its religious beliefs. In such cases, birth control will be provided for free directly from the employer’s insurance company.Review Android Smartphone
This an ever bigger win American women who will spending much less money on birth control under the Affordable Care Act. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania examined health insurance claims from one of the country’s largest private insurers in 2012 (pre-Obamacare) and 2013 (post-Obamacare). Economists estimate a $1.4 billion in total savings.