Under Obamacare, states were supposed to start setting up insurance health “exchanges” by January 2013.
Individual states were to be allowed to keep abortion out of their state exchange, and Kansas lawmakers have prepared legislation to insure our future exchange would be abortion-free.
Even then, Kansas taxpayers would be paying for abortions in other state insurance exchanges.
To prevent that, NRLC federal legislation director, Douglas Johnson, testified Wednesday to a House Subcommittee that the “Protect Life Act” (H.R. 358) will correct Obamacare direct abortion subsidies, as well as provisions for abortion-expanding administrative mandates.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the “Protect Life Act” out of committee on Friday.
Johnson, has been the truth detector on Obamacare, blowing the whistle on how its first implementation– insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions– paid for abortions. (HHS later removed that coverage, which can be reversed anytime.)
But two recent developments present significant obstacles to the entire Obamacare law!
- A ruling for a lawsuit on behalf of 26 states (including Kansas) by Judge Roger Vinson said the entire Obamacare program must be scrapped because the mandate to buy insurance is unconstitutional and there’s no severability clause to save the rest. Utah has now decided it is not bound by Obamacare.
- Gov. Sam Brownback and 19 other governors have sent a letter this week to HHS warning they may ignore the exchange mandate. This move affects millions of dollars in “innovation” grants that Kansas’ (pro-abortion) Insurance Commissioner Sandi Praeger was deeply involved in.