Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby, Companies Can Refuse to Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday, June 30, 2014, is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And regarding Obamacare, it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.