To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Nebraska's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2011
Length: 8 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on March 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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223 Cosponsors (213 Republicans, 10 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“We Must Act Now to Protect our Most Basic Freedoms”
— Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 15, 2012
“Palazzo Statement on Day 1 of Controversial HHS Mandate”
— Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4, 2011-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 1, 2012
Dec 22, 2010
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6570 (111th).
Mar 17, 2011
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