The U.S. Supreme Court may soon weigh in on whether employers must cover contraception in their insurance plans.
This debate is courtesy of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the people in the Department of Health and Human Services who, presently, have decided to make this decision for employers.
Is it the government’s job to insist companies provide this coverage? Do the religious beliefs/objections of a company owner get to trump governmental power, or vice-versa?
If the government can decide that companies must pay for contraception, where does its authority end? If the government should get involved in preventing pregnancies, why shouldn’t it insist that employers pay for policies that assist infertile couples or those seeking to adopt?
SCOTUS needs to face this issue head on.
When the Supremes take this one up it will mark the first time they have ruled on an aspect of the health care reform legislation since June 2012.
What do you think?