SCOTUS To Hear Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case


Published 03/21 2014 01:55PM

Updated 03/21 2014 01:56PM

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in two related cases challenging provisions of President Obama's health care reform law.

Conestoga Wood Specialties and Hobby Lobby have each filed lawsuits taking issue with the part of the law that requires for-profit employers of a certain size to offer insurance benefits for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay.

Under the Affordable Care Act, companies that refuse to provide comprehensive health coverage could face fines of up to $100 per day, per employee.

The two companies say they run their business with christian values and argue the provision violates their owners' religious beliefs.

The two separate appeals are expected to be heard together Tuesday.

A ruling is expected by late June.

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