Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 6.14.56 PMAccording to a JAMA survey, 69 percent of Americans say all U.S. health plans should be required to cover the cost of birth control.

Yet the topic is still a hot-button issue in the courts.

In June, the Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision in the Hobby Lobby case, in which the Southern Baptist owners of the arts-and-crafts chain contend that the Affordable Care Act infringes upon their right to exercise religious freedom since it requires them to guarantee no-cost birth control and emergency contraceptive coverage for their employees.

Despite the fact that most Americans favor mandated birth control, required mammograms, colonoscopies, vaccinations, mental health care, and dental care all received more support than contraception, according to the poll.

Still researchers hope this data can be used to inform the ongoing debate over contraceptive coverage.



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