The ACA’s contraceptive mandate has been challenged in several lawsuits across the country since the ACA became law. I have written about a few of them in this blog. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases challenging that mandate—Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. The issue in both cases is whether companies may decline to provide contraceptive coverage to employees based on the religious beliefs of the companies’ owners. The principal argument in those cases is that the contraceptive mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Stay tuned to see how the Supreme Court decides this controversial issue.