OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for Hobby Lobby have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the company’s lawsuit against a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) preventive services mandate regulation.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires non-grandfathered individual and group plans to cover a package of basic preventive services without imposing co-payments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket costs on the insureds.
HHS has said that the basic preventive services package must include birth control services and products, including access to the morning-after-pill. The pill keeps a fertilized egg from implanting itself in the uterus.
Hobby Lobby says the morning-after-pill coverage requirement violates the conscience of the company’s owners, the Green family.