Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that the religious rights of a closely held for-profit corporation take precedence over the federal law (the Affordable Care Act) that mandates health insurance plans offered to the corporation’s employees cover the certain preventative healthcare services, including contraception.*
Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts retailer, is at the center of this controversy. Don’t like their policy? Don’t shop there.**
In the past, I’ve shopped at Hobby Lobby when I could manipulate their discounts in my favor. I won’t be shopping there in the future. Other stores sell similar items and items of better quality.
Places to shop for arts and crafts supplies that aren’t Hobby Lobby:
- In Kansas City: Creative-Coldsnow Artist Materials & Framing
- In St. Louis: Artmart
- Michaels Arts & Crafts
- Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts
- Dick Blick
- Utrecht Art Supplies
- Daniel Smith Art Supplies
- Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
*In my opinion, if a health insurance plan covers men’s erectile dysfunction medication, then it should also cover women’s contraceptives.
**If you don’t agree with a company’s business practices, don’t apply for a job there, either.