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Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Case on Women's Health

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Supreme Court announced that it would review the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that for-profit corporations include birth control coverage in employees' insurance plans:

“The Affordable Care Act puts families and individuals in charge of their own health care decisions and places a priority on preventive care for America's patients.  For women, that means comprehensive coverage of the full array of women's health services - all of which are covered under health reform.

"When the Supreme Court hears this case, the choice must be clear: health care decisions should be made by a woman and her doctor, not by her boss, by insurance companies, or by Washington politicians.  Women's health should never be dictated by a third party and should always be left in the hands of America's women and their families.”