Professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law said the 5-4 decision was narrowly focused. He says it’s not going to apply to publicly-traded companies like Chevron or Wal-Mart.
“This is going to effect a fairly small number of corporations and employees,” he predicted.
But the decision raises question of how women at those companies will get that particular type of coverage, if at all.
“The court did leave open the possibility that the government could force insurance companies to provide various contraceptives at no cost to the corporations,” Blackman said. “It’s unclear if the government will actually do that or if they even have the power to do that, but the government left open that possibility.”