House Votes To Narrow ACA Individual, Employer Mandates

Law360, Washington (March 11, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of bills Tuesday designed to limit the scope of the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates, including a bill that would allow individuals to opt out of health coverage for religious reasons.

Lawmakers passed H.R. 1814, the Equitable Access to Care and Health Act, in a voice vote, in what bill sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., claimed was a “small but necessary step” toward preserving religious liberty within the bounds of the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare....
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