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Healthcare Decisions Should Not be Placed in the Hands of Corporations

Supreme Court rules that Hobby Lobby, corporations can limit healthcare coverage based on religious belief
June 30, 2014
Democratic Newsroom

Today, Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement in response to a Supreme Court decision allowing certain companies the right to refuse contraception coverage on a health insurance plan.

 “Today, five men decided the reproductive fate of countless female employees in a historic ruling that places the religious preferences of a few over the health and safety of millions of women across the country. A woman’s healthcare decisions should be made in her doctor’s office, not a corporate board room and today’s ruling undermines the ability of a woman to make her own decisions. According to the Supreme Court, the religious beliefs of a corporation officially trump the healthcare options of individual employees. Now, access to healthcare benefits could be determined by a boss, not by an individual or her doctor.”