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AETNA Insurance Will Cover Any Abortion, for Any Reason, Any Time During Pregnancy
LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/29/07 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 08/29/2007 4:19:44 PM PDT by wagglebee

HARTFORD, CT, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fortune 100 company Aetna, one of the nation's largest health care insurance providers, has a surprising and little known policy. "Aetna will pay for a woman to receive an abortion for any reason at any time during her pregnancy.  Whether she is 6 weeks pregnant or 6 months pregnant, whether it is her first or her tenth abortion, the company imposes no restrictions whatsoever," according to Epiphany Funds a company which was invested with Aetna and is now aiming to have Aetna change its policy.

See the Aetna policy on abortion here:
http://www.aetna.com/fsa/understanding/health/healthcareexpe...

Gina Emrich of Epiphany Funds told LifeSiteNews.com that "In addition, only the very largest Aetna policy holders have the opportunity to exclude this coverage, meaning most policy holders are funding abortions, whether they intend to or not." 

Epiphany Funds, a Catholic mutual fund, was both an investor in Aetna and had Aetna coverage for their employees until they discovered the Aetna abortion policy. The portfolio manager of the Epiphany Core Equity Fund, Adam Auten, contacted Aetna's CEO, Mr. Ronald Williams, requesting a change in their policy to restrict coverage of abortions to only those that are medically necessary. 

In his July 2 letter to Aetna President and CEO Ronald Williams, Auten noted that Aetna, like most insurance providers only covers procedures that are "medically necessary". However, Auten noted that Aetna has made an exception for abortion where there is no restriction on coverage. 

"Aetna premium payers and shareholders should not be required to pay for this elective (abortion) procedure," he wrote.

Because the only Aetna response came from a regional office and did not address the issue, Mr. Auten contacted their Investor Relations department.  Their spokesman, Jeff Chaffkin, stated that their coverage of abortion is "insignificant" and not a priority for anyone at Aetna. 

Epiphany Funds eliminates companies whose activities include abortion, pornography, contraception, and embryonic stem cell research.  However, the company is committed to being active shareholders and will engage corporate executives in dialog to try to change policies that they believe harmful. 

Emrich told LifeSiteNews.com that "As a result of their lack of response or even a willingness to have a meaningful dialogue, we are starting an email campaign to encourage Aetna to change their policy."

"We feel that in addition to the abortion battle being fought on the front lines at abortion clinics, corporations have to be held accountable for their activities and policies that contribute to this horrific problem," she said.

Aetna is also one of only 11 US company's which is given a 100% approval rate by homosexual activists.

To contact Aetna with your concerns via the Epiphany campaign:
http://www.epiphanyfund.com/aetna



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; aetna; catholic; contraception; embryonicstemcell; fortune100; healthcare; healthinsurance; homosexualagenda; insurance; medicine; pornography; pregnancy; prolife
"Aetna premium payers and shareholders should not be required to pay for this elective (abortion) procedure," he wrote.

I wonder how many other elective procedures they cover.

1 posted on 08/29/2007 4:19:46 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; 8mmMauser

Pro-Life Ping


2 posted on 08/29/2007 4:20:15 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

This is what they will pay for? Terrible.


3 posted on 08/29/2007 4:23:27 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: wagglebee
Image hosted by Photobucket.com vasectomy and tubes tied to start...
5 posted on 08/29/2007 4:27:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Chode

So, they cover elective surgeries that they think will probably save them money in the future.


6 posted on 08/29/2007 4:29:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

“One less dependent on the rolls”


7 posted on 08/29/2007 4:29:37 PM PDT by M203M4 (Vote conservatism in 2008, have some standards - a Marxist is a Marxist)
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To: Ottofire; marinamuffy; flynmudd; twonie; Peace4EarthNow; Nightshift; WileyPink; doc1019; tutstar; ..

Baptist ping


8 posted on 08/29/2007 4:30:13 PM PDT by WKB (It's hard to tell who's more afraid of Fred Thompson; The Dims or the rudibots.)
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To: wagglebee

AETNA = An End To Needless Accountability


9 posted on 08/29/2007 4:30:32 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (This country feels the same when Congress is in session as when a baby gets hold of a hammer.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Yet, there is no coverage ( or very little) for any counseling prior to or after an abortion! No money for mental health at a time when the woman really would need support and help.


10 posted on 08/29/2007 4:32:42 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in Philly and Newark!)
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To: wagglebee

Exactly, purely economics. It costs them significantly less to pay for an abortion than a birth.

This is one time I’m sorry to see market forces and the almighty dollar reign supreme.


11 posted on 08/29/2007 4:34:53 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: wagglebee
I have AETNA through my employer, and they suck.

I couldn’t get a broken tooth fixed for over a year, for less than $2,500.00 of deductible (they didn’t accept my dentist, but didn't have have any others within 50 miles on their plan), but they cover abortions????

WTF!!!

12 posted on 08/29/2007 4:35:38 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Technically, we are all Republicans.)
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To: traderrob6
Exactly, purely economics. It costs them significantly less to pay for an abortion than a birth.

This is one time I’m sorry to see market forces and the almighty dollar reign supreme.

And the next logical step will be euthanasia. Why pay for a heart bypass when you can just get the insured off the books forever.

13 posted on 08/29/2007 4:37:45 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Of course not....why should they be accountable to save people...unless of course they believe unborn babies are not “people” yet? It’s sick.


14 posted on 08/29/2007 4:39:25 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (This country feels the same when Congress is in session as when a baby gets hold of a hammer.)
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To: wagglebee; Canticle_of_Deborah; Reaganesque; Rameumptom; Grig; sevenbak; Utah Girl; tantiboh; ...

LifeSiteNews.com Thursday August 16, 2007
Romney Supports Human Life Amendment, Then Qualifies Stance
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/aug/07081609.html


15 posted on 08/29/2007 4:41:47 PM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts!)
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To: wagglebee
Image hosted by Photobucket.com bingo...
16 posted on 08/29/2007 4:55:48 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: wagglebee
In his July 2 letter to Aetna President and CEO Ronald Williams, Auten noted that Aetna, like most insurance providers only covers procedures that are "medically necessary". However, Auten noted that Aetna has made an exception for abortion where there is no restriction on coverage.

And they won't sell policies that are more restrictive either. So much for "choice".

17 posted on 08/29/2007 4:55:55 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

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18 posted on 08/29/2007 5:42:21 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Coleus

So when you have your choice in the matter—if you are self-employed, or for Medigap insurance—AVOID AETNA!! And let them know why.


19 posted on 08/29/2007 5:50:18 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: wagglebee

Hell, that’s the goal of all government entities in the entire state of CT.


20 posted on 08/29/2007 5:54:04 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: wagglebee

How nice. They wouldn’t pay to fix my husband’s vericose vein, which had a clot in it last year.


21 posted on 08/29/2007 5:54:43 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Abigail Adams

“How nice. They wouldn’t pay to fix my husband’s vericose vein, which had a clot in it last year.”

Seems like their agenda is killing lives, rather than saving lives.


22 posted on 08/29/2007 5:56:52 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-life/borders, understands Red China threat! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: All

Boycott Aetna!!!!


23 posted on 08/29/2007 5:57:50 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-life/borders, understands Red China threat! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Coleus

Thanks for the ping Coleus,good to know.


24 posted on 08/29/2007 6:04:38 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: wagglebee

I wonder how many other insurance companies have such a policy.


25 posted on 08/29/2007 6:15:15 PM PDT by TAdams8591 ( Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag. Mitt Romney for president in 2008! : ))
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To: restornu

Thanks for the ping! : )


26 posted on 08/29/2007 6:15:56 PM PDT by TAdams8591 ( Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag. Mitt Romney for president in 2008! : ))
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To: wagglebee
AETNA Insurance Will Cover Any Abortion, for Any Reason, Any Time During Pregnancy

Cynical (real) reason: Abortion is cheaper than 18 years of pediatric health care bills.

27 posted on 08/29/2007 7:48:06 PM PDT by Maynerd (Bush is trying to sell a "War on Terror" against a "Religion of Peace." Confusing isn't it?)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


28 posted on 08/30/2007 4:28:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

Aetna tu, Brute?


29 posted on 08/30/2007 4:31:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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