A lot of people have voiced their concern and disagreement with the health policy passed by President Obama, aka Obamacare. One company is doing more than voicing their concern and disagreement with it. They are openly defying Obamacare and may eventually end up putting themselves out of business over it.
Because Obamacare calls for companies to pay for drugs for their employees which knowingly cause abortions, Hobby Lobby is refusing to follow the requirements. Hobby Lobby is an openly Christian company which has a mission statement which calls for them to honor the Lord and support Biblical principles in the way they operate their business. The stores are closed on Sundays based on this principle. They feel by covering these drugs for their employees they are not supporting there principles.
I can certainly understand the need to better health care and affordable health care for all. And this is not the case of a company not wanting to provide health care for their employees. They are simply objecting to a requirement which they feel infringes on their religious beliefs. And since the government is not supposed to make any law which infringes upon religious beliefs I support their stance.
Unfortunately a Supreme Court Justice did not support their stance and denied their request for an emergency injunction. Because of this the company faces $1.3 million in fines per day. By the time their case gets heard by the Supreme Court and a ruling is given months from now the company could be responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.
I’m not sure how many companies can stay in business when faced with something along those lines. If the ruling is not found in their favor I could see the business closing. So all those employees Obamacare wants to cover with health insurance will be out of a job. Another small business, one of the groups this plan was not supposed to hurt, would be closed because of the plan.
I think any law or regulation made which forces citizens to go against their religious beliefs is unconstitutional. Unfortunately I doubt our law makers and government will see this the same way I or the owners of Hobby Lobby see this.