According to a new survey from Rasmussen, over half of voters now oppose ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance with free contraceptives for their female employees.
However, perhaps opposition is fueled by the toxicity of ObamaCare, because voters still remain closely divided when asked if a business should be allowed to opt out of such a mandate specifically for religious reasons, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming session.
The survey found that 38 percent of “Likely U.S. Voters” still believe businesses should be forced to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patient. But the majority, 51 percent, disagree and think employers should not be required to provide health insurance for such coverage, while 11 percent are unsure.
The Supreme Court said it will hear the cases, including the most notable case of Hobby Lobby, regarding this very issue. In October, Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to take up the company’s lawsuit against the federal health care law’s mandated coverage of the morning-after pill.
Despite the claims made by negative press coverage, the company’s insurance plans actually do offer 16 other forms of birth control mentioned in the federal health care act.
Two other recent cases, Cherry Creek Mortgage and the Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese, will most likely be decided by the court in one swoop. Thus far, religious freedom has won most of the cases before federal courts, with the 3-year battle soon to come to a head in the high court.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 1, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.