The US Conference of Bishops does not seem to think the White House is telling the truth about the Health Care Coverage Mandate. The News Release containing the Q and A, below, is saved from the Bishops' website. Before you read the responses to the claims of the Obama administration, take a moment to renew your knowledge on the morality of lying.
Lying is defined by the Catechism as "a profanation of speech, whereas the purpose of speech is to communicate known truth to others." It continues, "The deliberate intention of leading a neighbor into error by saying things contrary to the truth constitutes a failure in justice and charity. The culpability is greater when the intention of deceiving entails the risk of deadly consequences for those who are led astray." 2485
"Since it violates the virtue of truthfulness, a lie does real violence to another. It affects his ability to know, which is a condition of every judgment and decision. It contains the seed of discord and of all consequent evils. Lying is destructive of society; it undermines trust among men and tears apart the fabric of social relationships." 2486
In the responses, I have highlighted the charges of falsehood.