Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Secret ObamaCare Abortion Fees Make Pres. a Liar

Four years ago, President Obama's signature healthcare reform bill nearly tanked among key Democrats because the legislation didn't prohibit explicit funding of abortion, and so the President promised that he would personally ensure that Americans were not forced to pay for other people's decisions to kill their babies.
“We knew that was an empty promise as the bill stipulated a $1 a month surcharge for plans that covered abortions.  On top of that … it’s near impossible to decipher which plans include abortion and at what cost!”
-- Congressman Joe Pitts (R-Penn.), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
For background, read ObamaCare Covers Abortion & Pays Abortionists because there're Not Enough Abortions, Report Says

UPDATE 9/16/14: Federal Study Proves ObamaCare Taxpayer-funded Abortions

In addition, read battlefield accounts of ObamaCare vs. Christians

UPDATE 8/26/14: ObamaCare Pays for Sexual Mutilation — Gay Agenda

-- From "Secret abortion fees hidden in Obamacare premiums" posted at Hawaii Reporter by Tori Richards of Watchdog.org 1/27/14

Insurance companies working under the Obamacare umbrella have secretly added a surcharge to cover the cost of abortions, an apparent violation of federal law that forbids the practice, congressional leaders charge.

To fix this, a House bill will be introduced this week to demand full disclosure and a separate itemized premium. It also will prohibit federal subsidies for Obamacare insurance plans that cover abortion. That bill, HR-7, or the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” will be introduced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

On Oct. 9, Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, introduced a bill on the disclosure issue, which now has been folded into the broader HR-7. Smith is co-chairman of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.

Smith has discovered that the states of Maryland, New York and Washington have flouted the law by telling insurance companies they don’t need to itemize the charge for consumers.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obamacare Improving As Obama Heads Into SOTU" by Sam Baker, Sophie Novack and Clara Ritger, National Journal 1/27/14

. . . The [No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act] would take the already existing ban on federal funding for abortion services a step further by prohibiting Obamacare tax subsidies for individuals and small businesses from going towards any plans that include abortion coverage. The measure is expected to pass in the House and be stopped in the Senate.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Hidden Abortion Fees in Obamacare" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 1/27/14

The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support abortions. The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice approved the bill earlier this month.

Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who is the bill sponsor, talked about the legislation during his March for Life speech:

“To rid Obamacare of its massive expansion of public funding for abortion insurance plans—and to make existing policies like the Hyde Amendment permanent–ask your senators and member of the House to support the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act co-sponsored by 165 House Members and a quarter of the Senate,” he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Why the GOP is still talking about abortion" by Irin Carmon, MSNBC 1/9/14

“I don’t think there’s any greater war on women anywhere in the world than abortion on demand,” Rep. Trent Franks told msnbc this morning, shortly after a subcommittee hearing on HR7, the so-called No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The bill would ban federal subsidies and tax benefits to private insurance plans if they cover abortion, broadening the scope of the Hyde Amendment, which already largely prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion.

As for the so-called GOP rebrand, Franks, who has often championed such legislation, said, “There are very few issues that are more important to the Republican [party] foundation than protecting innocent human life.” He added, “If somehow now we should let that central pillar of who we are as a party crumble, we would simply go the way of the Whigs.”

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

The question is: Will the GOP Go Pro-abortion in Addition to Pro-Gay?

Also read Homosexual Disease Paid by All Americans: ObamaCare as well as Everyone Pays for 'Gay Fertility' Treatments in California