US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Alexander Statement on Obama Administration Announcement on Contraception Mandate

Friday, August 22, 2014Liz Wolgemuth / Jim Jeffries 202-224-2565Washington, D.C., Aug. 22 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on rules issued by the Obama administration that would create new processes for religious nonprofits and certain for-profit companies to apply for an exemption from the Obamacare mandate to provide employee coverage for abortifacient drugs that violate their religious beliefs:

Washington, D.C., Aug. 22 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on rules issued by the Obama administration that would create new processes for religious nonprofits and certain for-profit companies to apply for an exemption from the Obamacare mandate to provide employee coverage for abortifacient drugs that violate their religious beliefs:

“People of faith should not have their government tell them how to practice their religion, and these proposals still infringe on the First Amendment’s protections. Instead of trying to find a different way to do the same thing, the Obama administration should admit that Obamacare was an historic mistake, and work with Republicans in Congress to start over to repair the damage it has done and prevent future damage with step-by-step reforms that reduce the cost of health insurance and expand freedom and choice.”

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