Doctors for America released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:
Statement from Doctors for America Executive Director Dr. Alice Chen:
“The court’s ruling is deeply troubling. Health care decisions should be made by patients and their doctors – not their bosses. Just as no employer should control how someone spends their salary, they should not control how someone uses health care. Imposing religious beliefs on employees could have limitless consequences by allowing employers not to cover lifesaving treatments.
“We call upon employers to do the right thing and respect the health care needs of their employees. Doctors will fight to protect patients and hold accountable those who seek to deny them care.”