Pro-abortion Senators, who view Planned Parenthood as necessary medical providers, decry volunteer-run pregnancy centers as pseudo-clinics, and fuss about the supposedly necessary separation of church and state, inserted a provision into Obamacare to fund “religious” healing activities! From Wesley Smith’s blog:
“Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill would require insurers to consider covering Christian Science prayer treatments as medical expenses. The provision was inserted by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) with the support of Democratic Sens. John F. Kerry and the late Edward M. Kennedy, both of Massachusetts, home to the headquarters of the Church of Christ, Scientist. The measure would put Christian Science prayer treatments — which substitute for or supplement medical treatments — on the same footing as clinical medicine. While not mentioning the church by name, it would prohibit discrimination against “religious and spiritual healthcare.”
Read here about sickening bribes to AMA, AARP, big Pharma and big Insurance that forged the health care reform debacle.