This is a terrible decision that has jeopardized the health of millions of Americans by eliminating coverage requirements for vital preventive care. Screenings for various cancers and other diseases have saved lives and allowed millions of middle- and low-income Americans to receive necessary services; now, those services will be inaccessible.
This ruling is legitimate both in terms of enforcing freedom of religion and in terms of the statute being unconstitutional. First, the mandate was recommended by a task force not directly appointed by the president. Second, the plaintiffs believe some of these drugs, particularly the ones related to HIV, encourage a lifestyle they can’t be forced to endorse on religious grounds. O'Connor is right.
There’s a 42% chance that the US federal government will pass legislation by 2040 to provide universal healthcare for American citizens, according to the Metaculus prediction community.