Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Obama message to business owners on health care, contraceptive mandate: Violate your religious convictions or shutdown your business.

The Obamacare mandate that all individuals and businesses pay for contraceptives, abortificients, and sterilization went into effect today, August 1st.  Businesses which fail to pay for the mandate will face a $100/day fine per employee.
The HHS “preventive services” regulation mandates that nearly all health insurance plans in the United States must offer sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs free of charge; businesses and individuals who buy health insurance will subsidize those products and services even if they are opposed to them on religious grounds. Businesses and individuals who do not purchase health insurance will have to pay a penalty tax to the federal government....

The “preventive services” regulation was finalized in February and is part of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).  Under Obamacare, businesses with more than 50 full-time employees must provide their employees with health-care coverage or face a fine of about $2,000 per worker per year.

If a business chooses to not comply with the HHS mandate by continuing to provide their workers with insurance that does not cover the specified preventive services, they would be subject, under the health care law, to a penalty of about $100 per day per worker.
This is a major attack on religious freedom in our nation.  It forces everybody to subsidize the sexual revolution which of course has been an unmitigated disaster.

Rather than backing off President Obama and his administration is charging full steam ahead.  One more issue which should energize social conservatives for the November elections.

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