Craft Store Fights No-Cost Birth-Control Policy
President Obama's win on November 6 means that implementation of the Affordable Care Act will continue. That includes one of our favorite provisions, the no-cost birth-control policy. Under this policy, all FDA-approved methods of contraception will be covered without a copay for newly issued insurance plans going forward.
Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts and crafts stores, is one of many organizations that objects to the policy. It sued to deny birth-control coverage to its employees based on the employers' personal beliefs.
Early last week, a federal judge ruled that Hobby Lobby must comply with the birth-control policy. While this is promising for the future of the policy, Hobby Lobby has already appealed the decision.
Perhaps Hobby Lobby forgot that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. The Obama administration got it right: women, not their bosses, should make the health-care decisions that are best for them.