Sorry my keyboard is messed up, missed a bunch of words, and my daughter doesn't want to go to bed so that was a mess of a post. My bad
A secular company cannot complain that things like providing certain benefits is against their religion because a company cannot practice a religion and an owner/CEO etc cannot force his/her employees to believe what he/she believes.
And currently those religious exemptions and safe harbor employers (those that are fighting due to their religious nature) are exempt for the next year while it is determined.
I still think that it's sad that even if they have a religious background that they are fighting this. Again, BC is used for other medical reasons. I think it's better to err on the side that there might be some women that need that as employees or spouses/children of employees for medical purposes and not just for family planning.
From an insurance standpoint highly unlikely. When a prescription is run through for pharmacy coverage the company is not seeing why you are getting a medication. So most companies that want to rider out birth control pills will rider them out completely because they don't want to get involved in prior authorizations to prove it is for medical rather than family planning needs. There is no coding involved with medications. Things like IUD insertion also don't generally provide a medical diagnosis when a claim is coded into insurance.
The number of U.S. states in which a person can marry the person they love regardless of gender: 30 and counting!
There are lots of things that employers don't want to do but the government forces them to do. I'm sure they'd love to pay people $1 an hour and have them work from 5am to 12am everyday. But there are labour laws to stop them taking advantage of workers. If someone does not want to follow the law and treat their workers acceptably, they can choose to not have employees. If they have employees they have to treat them properly. The Catholic Church can either pay for insurance that covers medically necessary procedures and medication r or they can sell their hospitals to someone who does treat their employees decently. Their choice.