Hobby Lobby wins contraceptive ruling in Supreme Court

By WEEK Producer

Hobby Lobby wins contraceptive ruling in Supreme Court

June 30, 2014 Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM CDT

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that for-profit companies are exempt from the contraceptive insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

It is a victory for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Companies that sued the Obama Administration over provisions in the new care law.

The companies argued the Affordable Care Act should not force them to provide free contraceptives like Plan B.

In the 5-4 decision, the court was careful to point out this decision does not allow companies to refuse to pay for other health coverage, like blood transfusions and vaccines.

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