• Jul 29, 2013
Plan B pill is an emergency contraceptive
The owner of a car dealership in Charleston, W. Va., sued the federal government over a mandate in the Affordable Health Care Act requiring employers offer the Plan B pill, only to realize his insurance policy already covered the emergency contraception. His lawyers just missed it.

Automotive News reported Joe Holland, owner of Joe Holland Chevrolet, filed a suit on the grounds that offering coverage of the emergency contraception pill to his employees was against his religious beliefs. Lawyers from the Family Policy Council of West Virginia working on Holland's legal team apparently overlooked that the contraceptive was already covered when filing the initial suit. Holland apparently can't find any insurer who will allow the car salesman to pick and choose what FDA approved drugs his employees can access.

Holland's lawyers plan to amend the lawsuit from a temporary stop of the contraception mandate to a permanent injunction. It's a Hail Mary play, considering even Congress has been unsuccessful in its 40 attempts to repeal all or parts of Affordable Health Care Act since its passage in 2009.


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      Ken
      • 1 Year Ago
      It should be the religious or ethical beliefs of his employees, that dictate whether or not they use this pill.
      LBFM
      • 1 Year Ago
      And when this was pointed out to the lawyer, he said "crap".
      • 1 Year Ago
      As a Christian you do what you want we don't judge. It will be you that has to answer.
      Baal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Christians Muslims terrorist one and same impose their belief and force it down your throat.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Baal
        You mean like what you just did? Oh, the irony. Suggesting that every member of a certain type, whether that type be religion, skin color, or culture, is extremist and intolerant, too.
      glenn
      • 1 Year Ago
      stupid dealership owner - I wouldn't work for anybody who didn't offer health Insurance - all this BS about the ACA is nothing more than a bunch of crybabbies who don't like bein told they have to do something - its a kick in the ol egos and the fact that most insurance companies offer all of the requirements necessary to satisfy the ACA - and ya know what ? - I have yet to hear from the insurance companies about any of this !
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does that mean that if I own a business and am a practicing Christian Scientist that providing any type of health coverage would go against my religious beliefs and I should not be forced to provide any health coverage since whatever health issues or diseases or cancers can be healed through faith and truth? What if I am a Jehovah's Witness that believes that blood transfusions are against Biblical commands and therefore I should not be required to provide a health care policy to my employees that covers blood transfusions? Why should an employer be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on an employee and deny health coverage any more than an employer can discriminate on the basis of religion in hiring or promotions which they may not legally do?