Galileo was castigated by his church because the hierarchy feared his telescope would end their dominance over the ignorant. The issue of contraceptives for women's health care, regardless of the employer, has no more of a religious freedom relevancy regarding the Health Care Act than decades of institutionalized rape of children. The hierarchy eventually had to admit that the earth did indeed revolve around the sun and it still does.
Only in the United States would some people expect a gallon of gasoline at the pump to be cheaper then a burger, fries and a bottle of pop while idling away gasoline at the pickup window. Have you heard any politician, AAA, US Chamber of Commerce, talk about mass transit or rebuilding the infrastructure? Notice the oil cartels flooding the networks with commercials paid with taxpayer subsidies.