Davis: On 6th Anniversary, Obamacare Continues to Violate Religious Freedom
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today urged Senate Democrats to stop blocking H.R. 2061, the EACH Act, his bill to protect religious freedom by expanding the religious conscience exemption under Obamacare, and allow it to be considered by the Senate. H.R. 2061 passed the House with unanimous support last September.
“Six years later, Obamacare continues to violate the religious freedom of many of my constituents by forcing them to buy health insurance against their faith or otherwise face a penalty,” said Davis. “The EACH Act simply broadens the religious exemption to ensure those who rely solely on a religious method of healing, like Christian Scientists, are not forced to purchase health insurance when these services violate their religious beliefs. This change is necessary to protect the religious liberties that every member of Congress swore to uphold. I hope that Senate Democrats will reconsider and allow this important legislation, which passed unanimously in the House, to proceed.”
H.R. 2061, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH) Act, exempts individuals who rely solely on a religious method of healing and whose acceptance of medical health services would be inconsistent with their religion from being forced to purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Text of the legislation can be found here.
This is the second bill authored by Davis to provide Americans with much-needed relief from Obamacare to pass the House. The first, the Hire More Heroes Act, was signed into law last year.