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Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to hear challenges from faith-based nonprofits to the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which requires religious ministries and nonprofits to provide insurance coverage for potentially abortion-inducing drugs.
Obamacare violates our most basic right of religious freedom by forcing people to buy health insurance against their faith or otherwise face a penalty. The EACH Act broadens the religious exemption to ensure those who rely solely on a religious method of healing, like Christian Scientists, are not forced to purchase health insurance when these services violate their religious beliefs.
Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a GING-PAC endorsed lawmaker, is introducing legislation this week to protect religious organizations from providing health care coverage that poses religious or moral objections, according to The Daily Signal.
“If the Supreme Court rules the Obamacare subsidies are illegal, Americans will expect Congress to have a plan to replace Obamacare. The Patient Freedom Act repeals Obamacare’s harmful mandates, lowers costs, returns power to the states and puts patients directly in control of their healthcare,” said Dr. Cassidy.
Countless thousands of people have given up their lives over the centuries rather than betray their deepest beliefs. They valued their faith above their property, above their health, and even above their lives. To deprive an innocent person of the freedom to live out their faith is to deprive them of a necessity.
In case you missed it, March 28th marked a critical next step in the House of Representatives’ lawsuit challenging the President’s healthcare law, as the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments on the “motion to dismiss” filed by the Administration. The arguments addressed the threshold question of whether the House has a right to have its claims heard in federal court. The Administration is arguing that it does not.
In late March, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) held a press conference on the five-year anniversary of Obamacare with fellow freshman Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Mike Rounds (R-SD). The Senators discussed the importance of responsibly balancing the federal budget and providing relief to the American people by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Obama’s signature health care law has been a disaster from the beginning. It has forced millions to lose their doctors, hospitals, and medicines. It has forced many businesses to go to part-time workers in order to avoid the astronomical costs and has resulted in layoffs as well. Victims of Obamacare now have higher premiums, higher co-pays, and higher deductibles – and they get fewer services or services they don’t want or need.
In January, my colleagues and I in the House took a decisive stand to protect the unborn by passing H.R.7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. This needed legislation ensures that abortions are not funded with taxpayer dollars and institutes stringent reporting requirements on insurance companies, forcing them to fully disclose information regarding abortion coverage in each plan.