forced to make a stark and inescapable choice on January 1, 2013: either pay for contraceptive and sterilization procedures, including abortion-inducing drugs, in violation of O'Brien's religious beliefs and company policy, or face crippling penalties imposed by the federal government.If O'Brien provides a plan that doesn't meet the new health law requirements, he has to pay a "tax" of 100 bucks per employee, per day. If he provides no plan at all, he must pay a tax of $2000 per employee per year.
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