Texas Bill Offers Tax Breaks For Defying Contraception Rule

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 5:54 PM EST) -- Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland introduced legislation Wednesday granting religion-based businesses tax breaks if they refuse to comply with a mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage in their health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

House Bill 649 seeks to grant tax refunds to qualified businesses who make a health benefit available to employees but refuse to include contraception coverage in those plans based on business owners’ religious convictions. The businesses would qualify for the tax refund if they got slapped with a fine by...
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