Hobby Lobby Claims it can Delay Contraceptive Coverage Rule, Fines


Hobby Lobby may have just bought itself a few extra months as it battles against the ObamaCare mandate that it and other employers provide employees insurance covering emergency contraceptives.

An attorney for the Christian-owned company says the company has found a way to delay the effective date of the mandate, and in turn avoid the fines that would be imposed for not complying — at least for now.

Peter Dobelbower said in a statement Thursday that the company will shift the plan year for employee health insurance that will delay by several months the Jan. 1 effective date of the requirement. He said the company would continue to fight the mandate.

“Hobby Lobby does not provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs in its health care plan,” he said. “Hobby Lobby will continue to vigorously defend its religious liberty and oppose the mandate and any penalties.”

Hobby Lobby sued to overturn the mandate on grounds that it violates the religious beliefs of founder and CEO David Green and his family. The Greens say requiring insurance for what is known as “morning-after” and “week-after” pills forces them to either violate their religious beliefs or face hefty fines. Some consider those pills to be tantamount to an abortion-inducing drug.

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  • 1Josie

    It has evolved into Government vs Taxpayers….such a shame, and shocking that this guy was re-elected with his failures.  It’s as if this Administration and Senate aren’t listening.  This Health Care business was dreamed up by a group of Lobbyists who stand to gain financially from the new Laws, and a government that doesn’t realize they are supposed to be working for the people, not making themselves into wealthy reitrees.  That portion of the Law could easily be removed, but instead of removing it, BO stands by his personal beliefs that the unborn babies are of no human value.  He is not there to “rule” according to his “own beliefs”.  He is there to follow the Constitution and the Laws of our Nation. We need to get this government under control, or get rid of it.

    • Evermyrtle

      @1Josie Satan was with him all of the way because Satan knew he would be very obedient to his wishes.
      Many of Satan’s demons are working for all they are worth to manage all of his decisions. They have complete control over his actions and his decisions.
      formost they are fighting to get rid oF GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, IT WON’T HAPPEN!!!

  • SallyCarr

    I shopped at Hobby Lobby on Saturday.   Parking Lot was full.  most check out lines were open and people still standing in Line.
    I support Hobby Lobby’s position.

  • Truckman

    I’m surprised an attorney hasn’t filed a Class Action suit against everyone who supported this abortion of a healthcare bill for Extortion.

  • StevenF

    I don’t know about this particular ‘loophole’  I support Hobby Lobby’s overall position.  I chose Hobby Lobby as the place to purchase and item yesterday partially for that reason.  The fact is was a good deal didn’t hurt.