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SarasotaRepub
06-30-2014, 08:30 AM
By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer
updated 6:59 AM EDT, Mon June 30, 2014


(CNN) -- The biggest case of the Supreme Court's term involves a three-headed, hot-button appeal combining abortion rights, religious liberty, and Obamacare. It's also the last one, and a ruling is due on Monday.

The legal and social pique may not reach the heights of two years ago when the justices narrowly preserved the Affordable Care Act and its key funding provision in a blockbuster ruling.

But the stakes are still large, and the decision could serve as a primer for other pending challenges to the health law championed by President Barack Obama and in play as a campaign issue this midterm season.



This will be a biggie.

linda22003
06-30-2014, 11:33 AM
The usual 5-4 decision; since Alito wrote it, you can guess which way it went. :cool:

linda22003
06-30-2014, 11:37 AM
They did write it very narrowly - it applies to closely held corporations, and made it clear that the government CAN choose to provide the coverage by regulation. Which it no doubt will.

Lanie
06-30-2014, 01:45 PM
They ruled against Obama.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/30/politics/scotus-obamacare-contraception/

linda22003
06-30-2014, 01:52 PM
And you noticed how narrowly it was written? "All five conservative justices appointed by Republican presidents ruled in favor of closely held for-profit businesses -- those with at least 50% of stock held by five or fewer people, such as family-owned businesses -- in which the owners have clear religious beliefs."

RobJohnson
06-30-2014, 02:40 PM
They ruled against Obama.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/30/politics/scotus-obamacare-contraception/

The gov't will still be paying for it.....


"So in terms of a real gap in medical coverage for these women, should they want it, I think what you are going to see is the government sort of picking up where Hobby Lobby would leave off," Borger said.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest signaled as much, telling reporters the Obama administration will work with Congress to ensure women affected by the ruling will continue to have coverage for contraceptives


Most people that purchase Plan B do so over the counter and pay cash, they don't have time to go to the doctor to get a prescription or they have a high co pay under their Obamacare plan that it would cost them more to see the doctor then to just buy the drug.

linda22003
06-30-2014, 02:45 PM
The decision specifically said that the government had the authority to provide the coverage itself, by regulation. So those who are celebrating the Hobby Lobby decision don't seem to be aware that they are likely to be paying for this INSTEAD of Hobby Lobby.

RobJohnson
06-30-2014, 02:55 PM
The decision specifically said that the government had the authority to provide the coverage itself, by regulation. So those who are celebrating the Hobby Lobby decision don't seem to be aware that they are likely to be paying for this INSTEAD of Hobby Lobby.

Exactly.