Conscience Cause

Religious Liberty & the Affordable Care Act

by Daniel McConchie & Anna Franzonello

No matter one's opinion on the policy, it should be uncontroversial to observe that President Obama's signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dramatically increases federal control of the healthcare market. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the ACA's mandate that individuals purchase insurance or be "taxed" leaves many asking how the product they must buy will square with their conscience.