Whereas as Americans we must never compromise freedom of religion for all of our citizens; and
Whereas the Rabbinical Council of America stands united with Americans of all faiths in supporting freedom of religion; and
Whereas in January of 2012, a new Department of Health and Human Services regulation under the Affordable Care Act mandated certain minimum health insurance coverage requirements that most employers must provide to their employees; and
Whereas, many religious groups were concerned that these requirements would require some employers to violate the injunctions of their religion
Therefore, the Rabbinical Council of America
Commends the Catholic Church and other religious organizations for raising issues of concern on this matter; and
Commends the President and his administration for considering and responding to citizens’ concerns with said regulation; and
Urges the Administration, in consultation with relevant religious bodies, to include further necessary protections to safeguard the religious rights of all Americans.