GOP bill seeks to undercut Obama contraception mandate
A new Republican bill would remove the teeth from a contentious Obama administration health mandate by barring the federal government from penalizing employers that do not comply.
The measure was written in response to the Affordable Care Act, which requires that most employers cover birth control without a co-pay for employees. Under the GOP bill, employers that object to birth control for religious reasons can refuse to cover it without facing financial penalties from the government.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), an author of the new bill, argued that the mandate's current penalty for non-compliance would sink many religious groups.
To read more on this story from The Hill to to http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/237093-gop-bill-seeks-to-undercut-obama-birth-control-mandate