The National Right to life Committee revealed Tuesday that the first Sebelius /HHS-approved “Obamacare” insurance plan for states will indeed cover abortions. (Read their detailed memo here.)
Announced on June 28 as a high-risk pool plan approved in Pennsylvania, the language deceptively claims on one page that “elective” abortions would be prohibited. But in another section, the plan allows coverage for “legal” abortions and contraception. Under Pennsylvania statute, abortions are “legal” through all nine months for any reason except admitted “gender” selection.
So much for the political lies from Democrats like Rep. Bart Stupak and his allies that the President’s March “executive order” would suffice to keep U.S. taxpayers from funding abortion under Obamacare.
And even more shameful is the Catholic Hospital Association’s continued pride in helping achieve Obamacare, despite the bishops’ warnings.
Eliminating insurance discrimination for those with pre-existing medical conditions was a commonly-hailed goal of health care reform, but the Pennsylvania version of improving high-risk coverage by destroying unborn children is unacceptable.
In Kansas, a similar abortion deception may be functioning in the current state employee health insurance that is supposed to prohibit abortion coverage, with very narrow exceptions. There is reason to suspect that state employees could be accessing a “flex” medical account and using it to reimburse for abortion expenses. Any such loophole needs to be closed.