Birth control mandate delayed in Affordable Care Act

Created: 01/01/2014 6:30 PM WHEC.com

A last-minute decision by Justice Sonia Sotomayor will impact any religious group when it comes to providing contraception coverage for employees.

This means people working for religious organizations, whether it's the Catholic Diocese, or any company with religious ties, may not be able to get birth control pills or other contraceptives as part of their full insurance coverage, beginning Wednesday.

News10NBC spoke to Senator Joe Robach who says there are still options out there for impacted employees looking for contraceptives.

"I think we live in a society now where we are trying to understand, be more diverse and understand different people's opinions and positions to do that. So certainly, we're talking about organizations providing. Obviously if you have Blue Cross or Blue Shield, your healthcare covers it, it's just where you have to get the provision of those services, certainly there's other outlets to do that,” said Robach.

Government officials have until 10 a.m. Friday to respond to Justice Sotomayor's ruling about contraceptives.

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