The Diocese of Erie, and some of it's connected services, filed a complaint Tuesday, challenging the Affordable Care Act.
The diocese qualifies for the government's "religious employer exemption," under the act. However, entities of the diocese, like the St. Martin Center and Erie Catholic Preparatory Schools do not. Those entities will be required to comply with the government mandate or face steep fines, which they say could cause those agencies to close.
So, the diocese and those entities are now asking for more time to plan for benefits they will provide to employees. Time is running out though, that mandate will be enforced starting the first of the year.