House Bill Targets Birth Control Mandate Fine
GOP lawmakers are hoping to do away with the Obamacare requirement that all employers provide birth control in their insurance plans.
House Republicans are proposing legislation that would bar the government from fining religious employers who refuse to provide birth control because of their beliefs.
Under the federal healthcare plan, employers who don't comply with the mandate will be taxed $100 a day per employee. That means employers would end up paying more than $36,000 per employee annually.
"If taxes are levied and enforced, there will be no religious-affiliated institutions left in this country," Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., the bill's author, said.
"Religious-affiliated institutions have been one of the ways that there has been diversity provided in education, in healthcare, and in various types of social services," he continued. "I don't think they should be taxed out of business and neither do my co-sponsors."