Most of the debate over Obamacare's contraception mandate has been framed as an infringement of the religious liberty of the Catholic Church, which, of course, is precisely what the mandate is.
But the mandate also infringes on another liberty interest that every economic actor shares, as Michael Sykuta explains:
The underlying premise of the Administration’s decision is that the federal government has the right to force people to give away the products and services they produce. If the government can force insurance companies to “give away” health care coverage to avoid a political embarrassment, what is to prevent the government from requiring other companies or industries to give away their products if such a mandate would be politically expedient?
It becomes increasingly clear that there are no limits on the power of the state in Obama's world.