Bill Would Allow Religious Exemptions To ACA Mandate

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 9:39 PM EST) -- A Republican congresswoman on Friday introduced a bill with broad bipartisan support that would allow individuals to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's health coverage mandate on religious grounds.

The proposed legislation — which was endorsed by 57 co-sponsors consisting of 31 Democrats and 26 Republicans — would permit all those whose “sincerely held religious beliefs would cause the individual to object to medical health care that would be covered under” the ACA to file a statement with the Internal Revenue Service that would exempt...
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