October 24, 2017
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Supreme Court rules for companies over birth control mandate

By Reuters
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

The court held on a 5-4 vote that closely held companies can seek an exemption from the so-called birth control mandate of the health care law. The decision means employees of those companies would have to obtain certain forms of birth control from other sources.

 


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