The Bosses Who Want to Deny Your Birth Control Coverage
Right now, 18 for-profit companies (almost all owned exclusively by men) are suing the federal government because they don’t want to allow their employees to have the no co-pay birth control insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act. And to make matters worse, there are 11—all male—politicians lining up to support them.
While these politicians are siding with the bosses, we’re siding with the vast majority of Americans (70%!) who believe that insurance companies should cover birth control as basic preventive health care. When women have the power to plan their families and to make their own medical decisions, we ALL benefit.
Whether they are the CEO of a craft store chain or the co-founder of a produce and packing company, these bosses think their personal beliefs should dictate their employee’s health care decisions—including whether women get access to affordable birth control.
Here’s what you need to know about some of these CEOs:
Below is the full list of companies that are trying to deny women access to basic preventive care:
The 18 For-Profit Companies Fighting Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit
- 1. Tyndale House
260 employees, based in Illinois
- 2. Freshway Foods & Freshway Logistics
400 employees across 23 states, based in Ohio
- 3. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation
Employs 950 people, based in Pennsylvania
- 4. Hercules Industries, Inc.
Employs 303 people, based in Colorado
- 5. Hobby Lobby
21,000 employees across the country, based in Oklahoma
- 6. Sioux Chief Manufacturing
Employs 370 people, based in Missouri
- 7. Domino's Farms
45 full-time and 44 part-time employees, based in Michigan
- 8. Autocam Corporation
Employs 680 people, based in Michigan
- 9. O'Brien Industrial Holdings
Employs 87 people, based in Missouri
- 10. American Pulverizer Company
Employs 150 people, based in Missouri
- 11. Sharpe Holdings, Inc.
Employs at least 100 people, based in Missouri
- 12. Annex Medical Inc.
Employ 16 full-time and 2 part-time workers, based in Minnesota
- 13. Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc.
Employs 90 workers, based in Illinois
- 14. Triune Health Group
Employs 95 people, based in Illinois
- 15. Grote Industries
1,448 full-time employees, based in Indiana
- 16. Weingartz Supply Company
Employs 170 people, based in Michigan
- 17. Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc.
Contractor company based in Michigan
- 18. Tonn and Black Construction, LLC
Construction company based in Indiana.