Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Sam Brownback’

Yesterday’s respected Quinnipac poll shows 72% of Americans don’t want abortion funded in health care– but that will happen in the Senate health care bill President Obama supports.

Politico reports today that White House officials are conceding the abortion divide could keep any health care bill from moving forward until after Obama’s State of the Union address in late January.

Any delay in achieving health reform is unwelcome by Obama, whose popularity continues to plummet.  Today’s Rassmussen poll shows 55% of likely voters now disapprove of his performance, 44% strongly so.

Kansas U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback says, in an opinion piece yesterday, that

the abortion funding divide is now the central debate in reconciling the differences between (more…)

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Due to years of hard work by the National Right to Life Committee, seniors eligible for Medicare are currently free to purchase alternative insurance plans that are less likely to deny life-saving treatments.  [These are policies offered under the Medicare Advantage program– as distinct from the supplemental “Medigap” policies.]

But new provisions slipped in the House and Senate health care bills would allow HHS head Kathleen Sebelius to prohibit such private alternatives, while at the same time cutting $500 billion from Medicare that will clearly result in rationed care.

This is a one-two punch: under the new health reforms, Medicare could offer less life-saving treatments yet it will be illegal for individuals to use their own money to purchase protective private insurance! (more…)

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