Affordable Care Act http://kosu.org en Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling http://kosu.org/post/senate-democrats-aim-overturn-high-courts-hobby-lobby-ruling Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On a Wednesday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. When the Supreme Court issued a major decision on contraception last month, Democrats started working on a way to nullify it. The court ruled in favor of the owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores, saying that some for-profit corporations may refuse to provide health coverage to pay for contraceptives if an employer has religious objections. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 5116 at http://kosu.org Most Employers See A Benefit In Covering Contraceptives http://kosu.org/post/most-employers-see-benefit-covering-contraceptives Despite questions raised by the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, women in most health plans will still be able to get their birth control covered with no out-of-pocket expenses.<p>The court ruling did not change the health law's requirement that preventive care services, including <a href="http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/">all Food and Drug Administration-approved forms of contraception</a> for women, be provided by most health plans to customers without cost. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:40:00 +0000 editor 5064 at http://kosu.org Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint http://kosu.org/post/contraceptive-ruling-becomes-campaign-trail-flashpoint Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Democrats in the Senate have unveiled legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>In that decision, the court sided with the owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, ruling that many businesses do not have to pay for health insurance to cover contraceptives if they object on religious grounds.<p>SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: The new legislation is unlikely to pass, but the Hobby Lobby decision has become a flashpoint ahead of the midterm elections. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 4853 at http://kosu.org Examining the Hobby Lobby Ruling's Impact http://kosu.org/post/examining-hobby-lobby-rulings-impact <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week’s decision from the United States Supreme Court allowing Hobby Lobby to opt out of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act could have long reaching implication.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Journal Record</em>’s Marie Price explains in this week’s </span>23<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Lincoln.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://jrlr.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">jrlr.net</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Marie Price 4578 at http://kosu.org Examining the Hobby Lobby Ruling's Impact What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean For Unions, Religious Freedom http://kosu.org/post/what-supreme-court-rulings-mean-unions-religious-freedom Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're focusing today on the final major rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. The court ruled in favor of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act by a privately held craft store named Hobby Lobby. Whose owners objected on religious grounds to offering birth control coverage for their employees, as required by the healthcare law. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:25:00 +0000 editor 4465 at http://kosu.org How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling? http://kosu.org/post/how-many-companies-will-be-touched-courts-contraception-ruling When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that "closely held" corporations <a href="file:///C:/Users/aschneider/Documents/My%20Documents/326926331">don't have to pay for workers' contraception</a>, you may have assumed the decision applied only to family-owned businesses.<p>Wrong. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:46:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 4450 at http://kosu.org How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling? A View On High Court's Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening http://kosu.org/post/view-high-courts-ruling-hobby-lobby-grand-opening Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>For more reaction to today's ruling, we go to suburban St. Louis, where there was a grand opening of a Hobby Lobby store today - the company's 605th. Rachel Lippmann of St. Louis Public Radio talked with customers there.<p>RACHEL LIPPMANN, BYLINE: The ceremony started the same way every Hobby Lobby grand opening does - with a prayer from a member of the company's in-house ministry. Today, it was Winston Hackett.<p>WINSTON HACKETT: We always, prior to cutting the ribbon, ask the Lord to bless our new stores. We live in a land of the free. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:35:00 +0000 editor 4448 at http://kosu.org High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate http://kosu.org/post/high-court-allows-some-companies-opt-out-contraceptives-mandate For the first time, the U.S. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 4442 at http://kosu.org Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate http://kosu.org/post/hobby-lobby-ruling-cuts-contraceptive-mandate In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a key exemption to the health law's contraception coverage requirements when it ruled that closely held for-profit businesses could assert a religious objection to the Obama administration's regulations. What does it mean? Here are some questions and answers about the case.<p><strong>What did the court's ruling do? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 4443 at http://kosu.org Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says http://kosu.org/post/companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.<p>The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.<p>The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.<p><strong>Update at 1:15 p.m. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 4412 at http://kosu.org Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says