Supreme Court hears employee benefit case Wednesday

This week the Supreme Court hears Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, a landmark case challenging the Department of Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act.

The plaintiff’s belief that abortion coverage under a contract with a third party health insurance company depends on the religious beliefs is so bizarre by modern standards within the field of Human Resource field that I’m surprised the case reached the level of the Supreme Court.

Let’s get it straight that religious freedom of a person who employs others does not extend to the right to enforce their religious beliefs on their employees and their employees’ dependents.

Standardized health insurance coverage and comparable core benefits are good for the nation despite anyone’s religious beliefs.

There is lots of public debate on the impending case posted at


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