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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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Comment by: Zach Detcen (St. Paul, MN) Tue., Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:59 am EDT
"So most people do not need to worry and should still be entitled to, and be able to demand, their free preventive services."

Greenwald seems to be remarkably ignorant considering his position. 52% of the American workforce is employed by closely held corporations. I'm thinking his definition of "person" may be quite narrow and doesn't really include women, which unfortunately seems to be getting more common among American men these days.
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