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High court to weigh limits of religious liberty in ObamaCare case
The Hill ^ | 3/23/2014 | Ben Goad

Posted on 03/24/2014 4:22:16 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

President Obama’s signature healthcare law is headed back to the Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that could redefine the limits of religious freedom in the United States. The high court on Tuesday will hear challenges to ObamaCare’s contentious “birth control mandate,” which requires companies to offer contraceptive services to workers as part of their insurance coverage. If successful, the challenge could peel away a significant portion of the mandate, potentially affecting preventive health coverage for millions of women and striking a major blow to the law itself.

But the court’s ruling could also have far-reaching implications for religious liberty by allowing companies to claim First Amendment rights that the government says are reserved for individuals.

“It’s pretty huge,” said Laurie Sobel, a senior women’s policy analyst at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. “It’s hard to overstate the possible implications.”

The case pits the government against a pair of for-profit companies — the Hobby Lobby craft store chain and Conestoga Woods Specialties, a Pennsylvania-based cabinetmaker. The firms, who together employ thousands workers in nearly every state, say they should be exempted from the mandate to provide contraceptive coverage because the corporation’s owners object to it on religious grounds.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1a; obamacare
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To: ReaganGeneration2

I suspect it’s the poor standard of education allowed in government schools. You don’t learn Latin or Greek or even the root words.

Instead you learn about the evil CORPORATIONS that are destroying mother Gaia and eating her children. What is the root of corporation I wonder?


21 posted on 03/24/2014 12:10:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Diogenesis

Disagree, they will rule in favor of religious liberty.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 12:14:25 PM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Slambat

I go with #2. They know, they hate what it says.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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