Tuesday, August 6, 2013
OSV recently published an article by Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick (yes, I'm the proud dad) on Hobby Lobby's recent victory at the 10th Circuit and then in District Court in its challenge to the HHS mandate. In the article, Kyle Duncan, general counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and lead attorney for Hobby Lobby, discusses the significance of the 10th Circuit's en banc decision.
OSV coupled the article with its editorial, which emphasized the irrationality of the administration's provisions. According to the editorial, Hobby Lobby would face a $26 million annual fine ($2,000 per employee) for dropping health coverage altogether (this figure is much smaller than the cost of insuring its employees) but faces a $475 million fine ($100 per employee per day) for insuring employees but not complying with the HHS contraception coverage mandate.