This is a reminder of the important Town Hall meeting on the Federal Committee on Publication website that is being held tonight, July 12, 2012 at 4:30 PST or 7:30 EST!
On June 28, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the health care reform law, ruling that the individual mandate is constitutional as a tax. Therefore, beginning in 2014, many Americans (including many Christian Scientists) will be required to buy health insurance, or pay a penalty for noncompliance. Currently, Christian Scientists are neither accommodated nor exempted by this law. However, we are actively working to find appropriate solutions for Christian Scientists as we continue engaging with representatives of federal and state governments. We are encouraged by the strong bipartisan support we have seen for ensuring that the needs of Christian Scientists are considered in health care legislation and are very grateful for it.
What are some further implications of this ruling for Americans and for Christian Scientists? What are legal scholars saying about the decision? How will the Committee on Publication respond?
Join a live online town hall forum to discuss these topics and answer your questions.
If you can’t tune in, you can listen to the replay on the Federal Committee on Publication website starting a few hours after the live event.