U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) issued the below statement following the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., stating that certain private employers can refuse to provide contraceptive coverage previously mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services:
"The President's health care law goes beyond overreaching. The Supreme Court has ruled today that the agency tasked with implementing Obamacare can't coerce family-owned businesses to violate core tenets of their religious faith. It's a shame that the First Amendment's protections for freedom of religion needed to be validated by the Supreme Court. Today's decision was a victory for religious freedom and another example of why Obamacare must be replaced."