Counting Costs

The Truth About Employers & Contraception

Shortly after the recent Supreme Court decision ruling that the closely held corporations Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties were not required to provide coverage for certain types of contraceptives to their employees, NPR ran a story that should make women a bit queasy.

"Most Employers See a Benefit in Covering Contraceptives," ran the headline. Adam Sonfield, senior public policy associate with the Gutt-macher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, told NPR that most companies see a benefit in providing birth control coverage to their employees. "There are so many incentives for companies to cover contraceptives," said Sonfield. Among these are cost savings to both insurers and...

 

is the managing editor of the Howard Center's quarterly journal, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #30, fall 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo30/counting-costs

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