Where to start?
Employers don’t pay for any actual health “care” unless they direct-fund their own insurance pool. Most employers aren’t in the insurance business. Most employers, even large ones like Disney, GM, and Edison, use large health insurance companies like Anthem, Aetna, and Blue Shield. The nice thing about being a large employer (51+ employees), the more (healthy) employees you have, the better your negotiating power is to write your own coverage. Small groups (50 or less), get to choose from pre-made small group plans.
Employers don’t pay for meds; birth control, or otherwise. The insurance company does. Employers don’t get an itemized Rx bill of all their employees medications to pay every month. The insurance company pays for that, and your medical care is protected private information that your employer has no business ever seeing. The SOCTUS decision doesn’t change that.
The ACA guarantees that women have FREE access to birth control. So, even if Hobby Lobby self-funds their insurance, the SCOTUS decision doesn’t affect that. Either the government (all of us tax payers) or the insurance companies will pick up that tab, because it’s cheaper than maternity care and the birth of a live human.
This decision doesn’t allow Hobby Lobby to force their female employees to pay full price for birth control. It also doesn’t allow Hobby Lobby to block their female employees from getting access to birth control.
No matter what percentage of the premiums Hobby Lobby pays for it’s employees’ health care, it’s not going to get a discount for the females on birth control. (They’re never going to KNOW which employees are on birth control, thanks to the HIPAA laws.) In fact, what’s most likely to happen, is the insurance company will have an excuse to raise rates for everyone across the board to cover their having to paying for whatever birth control these corporations are having a tantrum over.
Combine this nonsense with the metric shit-load of SCIENCE FAIL by both the five idiot men on the SCOTUS who failed biology, and whoever runs these “religious” companies.
Sperm + Egg ≠ Conception. How many times does this need to be said? You have NOTHING without the mother’s uterus, otherwise we’d be breeding people like The Matrix.
Plan B/RU486 PREVENTS implantation into the uterine wall, thus PREVENTING conception and pregnancy. If you’re already pregnant, it does nothing, which is why there’s such a narrow window for its use. An IUD works the same, in preventing implantation. The PILL prevents ovulation, thus preventing conception and pregnancy. You can’t fertilize nor implant an egg that is still hanging out in the ovary, having brunch with its mates.
1. Anything to embarrass or make the POTUS look bad. Thankfully, they’ve failed miserably, and have near universally enraged women.
2. Like our black POTUS, it’s about controlling women as if they’re property, and making sure we know our “place.”
Dear stupid old men: Allow me to educate you. Women know their place. There’s no confusion. We’re the ones who bleed out of our genitals for a week out of every month for over 40 years, can pass a life form the size of an adult cat out of those same genitals while retaining it’s elasticity, all while remaining alive and sane, and able to multitask.
Men not only lack all of those skills and equipment, but find it a challenge to understand how basic biology works, and feel the need to control what they don’t understand.
That’s not only stupid, it’s massively dangerous to the population at large, seeing how it’s likely to affect pretty much everyone in some way, unless you live in a cave and have no contact with other humans. But you’ll still be paying for my birth control via your taxes, no matter what the SCOTUS says.
All that tax money spent taking this case to the SCOTUS, could have been spent on actual health care, jobs, roads, or a million other things this country needs.
EDIT: This is basically about passing the tab for Hobby Lobby’s birth control to the rest of us. Even if they self-fund their own insurance, females get free birth control if they have insurance, thanks to the ACA. If Hobby Lobby won’t cover it, the rest of us get to (along with them via their taxes.)
Just like we pay for Walmart employee’s food stamps.