JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local doctor tells WOKV News he doesn’t think the Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” case will have a broader impact on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
“It is more about religion than it was about the Affordable Care Act,” says Dr. Sunil Joshi with the Duval Medical Society.
Joshi believes the government will find a way to provide contraception coverage where private companies do not.
“In the big picture, I don’t think [the ruling] is going to affect the way care is administered in this country,” he says. “Just because that particular company may not pay for that type of care that does not mean that the individual cannot go outside of the system, get their own exchange and have the care covered.”
Joshi says he believes that contraception plays an important role in health care, and there are “certain situations where it’s absolutely necessary” to have it available.
Talking big picture, he thinks the rollout of the new health law is been more taxing on patients than providers because of the multiple policy changes.
“I think if we have a certain level of stability then we all might be able to understand the system a little bit better,” Joshi says.