On Wednesday, in a 7-2 vote, a Supreme Court ruling upheld supporting President Trump’s change to the Obamacare Affordable Care Act. The regulation, enacted in 2018, allows for employers to deny coverage of birth control based upon their moral or religious convictions. The ACA mandates companies must offer health insurance if they have at least 50 employees. According to governmental estimations, the upheld ruling will cause up to 125,000 women to lose health coverage for contraception. The original law included exemption for non-profit religious organizations only. The upheld ruling includes any employers who object to the coverage based on their moral values. The Supreme Court majority rule concluded birth-control to be non-essential to minimum preventative care. Millions of women in the U.S. receive no-cost contraceptives as part of their basic health care coverage.
Monday, September 20, 2021