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  • GuideStone health plans available amid ACA flux

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Inaction by Washington on reforms to the Affordable Care Act has led to much uncertainty for those in the health care exchanges created under the 2010 law.

    GuideStone Financial Resources is prepared with options for churches looking to help their pastors and staff members obtain health care coverage for themselves and their families.

    In many counties around the United States, only one option is available on the state Read More

  • Baptist universities appeal to Supreme Court

    by Art Toalston and Bonnie Pritchett, posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University are appealing to the Supreme Court in challenging the Obamacare mandate to provide insurance coverage encompassing abortion-inducing drugs.

    HBU and ETBU in conjunction with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty along with Westminster Theological Seminary filed a petition today (July 8) with the high court in response to a June 22 ruling by a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that the mandate did not and, likely, would not "substantially burden their ... Read More

  • Baptist universities weigh next step on HHS mandate

    by Bonnie Pritchett and Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, July 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University are among seven faith-based institutions weighing their options in challenging the Obamacare mandate to provide insurance coverage encompassing abortion-inducing drugs.

    HBU, ETBU and the other institutions in conjunction with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty are weighing an appeal to the full U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans or to the Supreme Court following a ruling ... Read More

  • July 1 deadline looms for some churches

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    DALLAS, Texas (BP) -- Churches and ministries that reimburse their employees for individual health coverage may soon find themselves facing stiff penalties of up to $36,500 per employee, per year, under the federal health care law commonly known as Obamacare, as a grace period expires June 30.

    The penalties on employers who maintain employer payment plans were to begin in January, but the IRS granted a six-month reprieve. Read More

  • Ariz. abortionists face new consent requirement

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, April 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Arizona's governor has signed into law a bill that prohibits abortion insurance from being purchased through Obamacare's taxpayer-subsidized insurance program. The bill also requires abortionists to inform women that two-step chemical abortions can be reversed. Read More

  • New Obamacare tax law may affect churches

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A new tax rule in conjunction with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may affect many churches that pay or reimburse individual health insurance premiums, and imposes daily fines beginning June 30 for those not in compliance. Read More

  • Obamacare prompts church to close day care

    by Erin Roach/Southern Baptist TEXAN , posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    LONGVIEW, Texas (BP) -- A church is closing the day care center it has operated for more than 30 years in response to requirements imposed by the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare").

    Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, said in a statement on its website, Feb. 12, that closing the day care "comes with much sorrow" and follows months of Mobberly staff "praying, researching and discussing the issue." Read More