July 12, 2012
birth control mandate, catholic church contraceptive mandate, federal health care, Obamacare, Obamacare mandate
We don’t need a bill for the birth control mandate, we have the 1st amendment and the birth control mandate violates the 1st amendment.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.………..”
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.”
July 12, 2012
Affordable Care Act, health care costs, obamacare cost, obamacare cost overun, obamacare price tag, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Oops! We’ve told you this over and over since it was passed……..
President Barack Obama promised his health-care law would cost approximately $900 billion over ten years when he first proposed it.
Since then, the price tag has continued to climb. Total spending under the Affordable Care Act will reach $2.6 trillion over its first full decade, according to a Senate Budget Committee analysis, which was based on Congressional Budget Office estimates and growth rates.
The analysis was released by the committee’s ranking member Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, of Alabama.
The president announced his proposal to a joint session of Congress in 2009, saying: “[The] plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years — less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and less than the tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans that Congress passed at the beginning of the previous administration.”
The CBO found that the president’s claim fell short by $5 billion, however, when leveled against their estimates of spending provisions necessary for the new law. Adding up costs like implementation and closing Medicare coverage gaps, the CBO estimated that the law would cost $1.4 trillion from fiscal year 2010 to 2019.
But the majority of the spending provisions do not take effect until 2014, four years into the decade Obama based his estimates on.