SCOTUS Punts Contraception Mandate Back To Lower Courts
After hearing arguments, the eight justices decided not to rule, handing the case back to the lower courts for compromise.By Katie Link | May 16, 2016
The Supreme Court is playing hot potato with a hot-button issue: mandated contraception coverage. On Monday, the justices unanimously agreed to pass the issue back down to the lower courts to be worked out.
The case, Zubik v. Burwell, was filed by religious groups who say they shouldn't be forced to provide insurance that covers contraception for female workers.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most businesses are required to do so. If they object, they can file a form with the government allowing the insurance company to step in to directly provide contraception coverage.