Obamacare contraceptive mandate

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Company Faces Backlash For Fighting Birth Control Coverage (And It’s Not Hobby Lobby)

Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Eden Foods CEO Michael Potter has revived a March 2013 case to nix coverage of all birth control from his employees’ healthcare plans. In turn, many shoppers have soured on the organic food giant and are boycotting its products. Like Hobby Lobby, Eden Foods sued … Continue reading

Mythbusters, Birth Control Edition: Myths V. Facts On The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage mandate has been the subject of a slew of myths — and Fox News is still pushing the lie that Obamacare uses federal funds to pay for abortion (just to be clear, it doesn’t)!  If recent events are any indication, that’s not likely to change … Continue reading

Senate Republicans Block Congress From Advancing Legislation That Would Protect Women’s Access To Birth Control

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have required all for-profit employers to include the full range of contraceptives in their health insurance plans. The bill, which was introduced by Senate Democrats, was intended to serve as a legislative fix for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Hobby Lobby. The Senate voted 56 … Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled: Republicans Are Planning To Introduce New Birth Control Legislation… But It Literally Does Nothing

In the brewing political firestorm surrounding birth control, Republicans are seizing the opportunity to at least appear to be on the side of women. In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Senate … Continue reading

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Counter Hobby Lobby Ruling: ‘Your Health Care Decisions Are Not Your Boss’s Business’

Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Wednesday to override the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case by requiring most for-profit corporations to abide by the health law and provide employees with insurance that covers all essential preventive health care services, including birth control. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, introduced by … Continue reading

Could Contraceptive Microchips Revolutionize Birth Control?

Remote-controlled contraception could be the next big advance in birth control. According to MIT Technology Review, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed funding to a preclinical trial on a user-controlled microchip that can effectively prevent unwanted pregnancies for up to 16 years. The futuristic birth control method could make it to the general … Continue reading

The Other War On Women: How Refusing To Expand Medicaid Is Making Birth Control Harder To Access

As you’ve likely heard by now, last Monday the Supreme Court dealt a blow to women’s access to contraceptive services, ruling that so-called “closely held” for-profit corporations could refuse to provide birth control based on personal religious objections. Because of the court’s decision, at least 14,000 employees at Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood — the … Continue reading

The Next Big Contraception Dispute Facing The Supreme Court

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That’s the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control, and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all … Continue reading

Women Living In Iran, Russia, And China All Have Better Birth Control Coverage Than Women In The U.S.

After the US Supreme Court’s hugely controversial ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby on Monday, 90 percent of American corporations will no longer be required to provide health insurance that covers contraception. Though many employers will likely choose to continue offering employees comprehensive health insurance benefits, including birth control coverage, some companies are already lining up … Continue reading

14 More Companies Likely To Deny Employees Birth Control

Hobby Lobby was just one of dozens of for-profit companies that challenged Obamacare’s so-called contraception mandate, which requires companies with 50 or more employees to cover FDA-approved forms of birth control as part of their health care plans. Many of those companies — there are currently 48 of them with cases pending in lower courts, according … Continue reading

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