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What the Supreme Court's Birth Control Ruling Means

Posted: 2014-06-30

By Maggie Fox 6-30-14 NBC News 

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of three family-owned businesses Monday, saying they can refuse to pay for certain forms of contraception that they find morally repugnant. But the decision anticipates some of the arguments againstletting employers make these decisions.

No, it doesn’t mean that employers can suddenly declare that they have religious objections to vaccines, blood transfusions or even paying taxes, the Court says. And women who work for these employers don’t necessarily have to pay for birth control themselves — the federal government can do it, the ruling says.

And it really will have very little effect on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

“The decision leaves unchanged the key features of the historic Act,” said Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA, which supports healthcare reform.

 

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