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Posted on 12/04/2013 3:16:47 PM PST by Rufus2007
Of the 112 plans available to members of Congress and their staff, 103 cover elective abortion, according to a recent analysis released by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith.
According to Smith, a co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus, the availability of elective abortion coverage to Members and their staff amounts to taxpayer funding of the procedure, as members and staffers coverage is set to be subsidized by the government.
In the run-up to passage of Obamacare, Americans were repeatedly told and reassured by President Obama himself, including in a speech to a joint session of Congress in October 2009, that under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion. Obama even issued the infamous Executive Order that claimed, the Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges, Smith said in a statement.
Once again we see those promises ring hollow what the President said simply isnt true today. In the most recent example, 103 of the 112 insurance plans that Members of Congress and congressional staff are being directed to INCLUDE ELECTIVE ABORTION coverage. Only nine plans offered exclude elective abortion, he added, emphasis Smiths.
A Smith staffer explained to The Daily Caller that the office reached the conclusion that 103 of 112 plans would cover abortions by looking at the 112 plans available to members and staff the 112 Gold level plans available through the D.C. Health Links system for employer-sponsored health insurance and determined which plans did no cover abortion via the D.C. Health Links FAQ section.
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Most? I thought that the ACA mandated that all policies must have abortion coverage.
Of course. I knew they would cover abortion, aids treatment, euthanasia and sex ‘change’ operations.
Abortion, euthanasia, sex-change operations, few thing excite the American people more.