What's in the 2,700 pages of Obamacare?
Obamacare is not simply a "healthcare law." It includes several mandatory demands (mandates) on the American people including, for example, the Individual Mandate, where the federal government can now require everyone to have health insurance. (This mandate was challenged, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constitutional in June 2012.)
It also includes the HHS Mandate, since it comes from the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services. The HHS Mandate poses an extremely serious threat to our First Amendment freedoms and has come to also be known as the "abortion pill mandate."
- Forces citizens to pay for other people’s life-ending abortion drugs.
- Uses devastating fines to punish religious employers who refuse to pay for abortion-causing drugs and chemical birth control through their employee health insurance plans.
- Demands that early life-ending drugs be provided free of charge by religious employers and religious people in business, while the cost of other life-saving medical care continues to cost you. (That is the frightening logic of Obamacare.)
Why Obamacare Matters to You
Religious freedom isn’t just the freedom to worship in the church of your choice on Sundays; it’s the freedom to live out your faith in every area of your life. When the conflict is between real freedoms named in the First Amendment and a fictional "right" to receive abortion pills paid for by someone else, freedom must win.