Five Facts about the Little Sisters of the Poor case that may surprise you


1. 1 in 3 Americans are not even covered by the mandate HHS is fighting so hard to force the Little Sisters to follow.

2. Exxon, Chevron, and Pepsi—as well as other large corporations—are exempt from the mandate, because they never changed their plans and are “grandfathered.” Family plans with the U.S. military, the largest employer in the world, are also exempted.

3. If the Little Sisters do not provide these services, the government is threatening to fine them with $70 million in fines per year.

4. This case does not endanger or affect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It only deals with a regulation created by an agency—Health and Human    Services—which would force the Sisters to provide services like the week after pill, ella, to its employees.

5. The government claims it offered them an “opt out.” The Sisters wish that were true. The government’s plan is an “opt in” that uses the Little Sisters’ healthcare plan. This is why the government insists it needs the Sisters’ signature.

Source: Little Sisters of the Poor

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