Hobby Lobby, HIPAA and Happy Independence Day

Hobby Lobby, HIPAA and Happy Independence Day

The recent United States Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has  attorneys, pundits, policy-makers and businesses (yes, corporations are people, too) pondering big, quintessentially American issues like the free exercise of religion, compelling government interests, and our fundamental right to make money (and, as a corollary issue, what distinguishes for-profit from not-for-profit corporations).

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Issues Controversial Hobby Lobby Ruling – is the Reaction Overblown?

By | LXBN | July 2, 2014
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When you look around, it’s difficult to find anything but negative and dramatic reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that, when citing religious reasons, closely-held businesses do not have to abide by the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. But upon closer inspection, maybe there’s something more to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby—that perhaps it’s a nuanced and limited decision that doesn’t spell doom?