Wall Street Journal (06/30/14) Jess Bravin
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5 to 4 that “closely held” companies can opt out on religious grounds of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that workers’ health plans cover contraception. The case involved Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.’s objections to covering the morning-after pill and certain intrauterine devices because they were tantamount to abortion, according to the owners’ religious beliefs. The White House said the Obama administration would look into legislative or executive fixes to ensure affected workers receive coverage.
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