Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hobby Lobby Case About Birth Control Coverage
2. Category: Health Insurance Coverage
3. Level: National
4. This article discusses the issue of what health insurance should cover under religious based companies.
5. How are individuals/ families affected?
-The employees at Hobby Lobby will be affected by this. If the trial rules in the Green's favor they will no longer allow insurance to cover the morning after pill through their company. Some other types of birth control may be requested to be disabled under the employees health insurance.
6. My Views:
-In this case I would definitely say that the Green Family has the right to determine whether or not they want to supply the morning after pill through company benefits under health insurance. The article says that the company wants to do away with allowing certain kinds of birth control like the morning after pill because they believe that life begins at conception. I agree with this thought because some forms of birth control are for prevention but others can be last minute emergency pills and that should not have to be paid for by the company you work for. This is a totally religious freedom based opinion. I think that the company owners should be able to choose if they want to support that or not. Hobby Lobby, like many others religious companies, is based on their religion. If places like Hooters can justify having all an female wait-staff because of their company brand, then under this health insurance plan, Hobby Lobby should be able to determine what they want to supply for their employees. In saying this, if the employees have an issue with this then they do not need to work for the company.