I would have bet this would have come out after the bill was signed.
Is it constitutional to have exemptions for certain religions that pass “legitimately” muster by being old enough and strict enough that converts are nearly non-existent? What about exemptions for Nebraska?
One must also ask oneself why supporters of the all embracing, cradle to grave government, like Charles Schumer, would allow misguided people clinging to their religion to opt out of help from their government?
“Congressional aides said the exemption is based on a carve-out the Amish have had from Social Security and Medicare taxes since the 1960s. Whether Amish businesses, however, would fall under the bill’s mandates is still an open question.”
— wait! what? Amish don’t pay SS or MC? Is that true? WTF?