Justice Breyer was silent for most of the oral arguments.  He first spoke up during Solicitor General Verrilli’s argument, and asked—with the qualifier, “My question reflects no point of view at all on my behalf”—whether the government could pay for the contraception coverage as a reasonable “less restrictive means” of ensuring that women employees have access to birth control in their health insurance.  Verrilli responded that this kind of potential accommodation was only raised by the corporations for the first time that morning during oral arguments, and that requiring the government to pay for the contraception coverage would amount to a “very open-ended increase in the cost to the government.”