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Will the Hobby Lobby Decision Open the Door for HIV-Related Health Insurance Restrictions?

July 17, 2014

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court exempted closely held for-profit corporations from providing health insurance coverage for methods of contraception that violated the religious beliefs of corporation owners. The court ruled that Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations requiring employers to facilitate employee access to all approved contraceptive methods violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

Advocates say that the decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has the potential to open the door to employers wishing to restrict health insurance coverage for people living with HIV or those seeking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).

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