Supreme Court to Hear Religious Challenge to Obamacare

The law's mandate that insurance plans cover contraception goes before high court.
3:00 | 11/26/13

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brand new test for obama care. After that troubled launch, word today that the supreme court will consider a challenge from employees who say the law's requirement to cover contraception is a blow to their religion history. Here's jim avila. Reporter: Hobby lobby plays christian music in its stores and sells some religious oriented gifts but mostly it's an arts and crafts shop. It's a business model that promotes a christian life-style and full birth control coverage mandated by obama care does not. We do everything we possibly can to be help to our employees of how they can structure their life based on biblical principles. Reporter: The owners don't want to provide health insurance that pays for post exception birth control for its 25,000 employees, telling the supreme court, the so called contraception mandate violates their religion. My convictions enter into how we run our business. Reporter: The first amendment guarantees individuals the right to practice their religion as they wish. Now the supreme court will decide if for profit corporations have that same right. This would be the first time that the supreme court has ever recognized that corporations are protected in their religion liberty in the same way that living, breathing human beings are. Reporter: The practical effect of hobby lobby and a second business, a kitchen cabinet company run by men night, winning would mean it would be exempt of a fundamental principle of obama care, birth control at no cost. The women employed by these companies are legally entitled to no cost, fda approved contraception coverage and the employers are trying to take that away from them based on their own religious views. Reporter: Making your boss's faith a question to ask in future interviews. Jim avila, abc news, the supreme court.

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