Skip to comments.Newly-Unveiled Obama Health Bill Proposal Even More Pro-Abortion: NRLC
Posted on 02/22/2010 3:42:00 PM PST by wagglebee
WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new health care bill proposed by President Obama Monday threatens to expand abortion even more drastically than the health care bills stymied in Congress over the past several months, says the National Right to Life Committee.
The White House is threatening to ram the proposal through the Senate on a 51-vote majority using a tactic known as budget reconciliation. The process circumvents the need for a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority by placing the health care overhaul under the heading of a "budget" bill.
"Any member of Congress who votes for the final legislation proposed by President Obama will be voting for direct federal funding of elective abortion through Community Health Centers, and also an array of other pro-abortion federal subsidies and mandates," said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson in a statement Monday.
Johnson pointed out that the earlier Senate bill was itself "the most expansively pro-abortion bill ever brought to the floor of either house of Congress since Roe v. Wade." That bill was brought to a screeching halt in January, thanks to the unexpected victory of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, who handed Senate Republicans the one vote needed to maintain a filibuster.
Among the president's proposed "targeted set of changes to" the Senate bill, Johnson said, none "diminish any of the sweeping pro-abortion problems in the Senate bill, and he actually proposes to increase the funds that would be available to directly subsidize abortion procedures (through Community Health Centers) and to subsidize private health insurance that covers abortion (through the premium-subsidy tax credits program)."
"If all of the President's changes were made," said Johnson, "the resulting legislation would allow direct federal funding of abortion on demand through Community Health Centers, would institute federal subsidies for private health plans that cover abortion on demand (including some federally administered plans), and would authorize federal mandates that would require even non-subsidized private plans to cover elective abortion."
(A letter from NRLC to lawmakers detailing the multiple pro-abortion components of the Senate bill is available here.)
Meanwhile, despite Obama's bipartisan health care summit set for broadcast Thursday, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer indicated Monday that Democrats were ultimately willing to push the bill through reconciliation with zero Republican help.
While the White House has "made no determinations on which process to move forward with," he said, "Our proposal is designed to give ourselves maximum flexibility to ensure that we can get an up or down vote if the opposition decides to take the extraordinary step of filibustering health reform."
Republicans, and even some Democrats, are skeptical that the Thursday summit will amount to anything more than political theatre.
Im not certain what the White House is up to, but it appears they are trying to meld a bill together without, again, any input from Republicans," said Republican Georgia Rep. Tom Price, according to Politico. Price was not invited to the health care talks at Blair House on Thursday.
"It doesnt sound like bipartisanship. ... Im afraid its just another photo op.
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Which is exactly what Zero wanted all along.
We all thought he wanted the Republican’s input first?
I can not believe Barrack H. Obama would propose such a thing for his beloved country.
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In Your Face dictatorship courtesy of Zero, Pelosi, Reid and their thug accomplices in the Administration and Congress.
Welcome to the Liberal’s “Final Solution” for the elderly and the unborn. You can throw the rest of America in that pot as well. Anyone, “the dictators” deem to not be one of them will be denied care.
The first pro-death president.
Yep, make everyone guilty of the abortion holocaust.
Guilt is what leftists use to secure power.
Nothing but puke..they sicken me..
The Republicans meeting with this ass-whole is disgusting to me...I am becoming a devout Beckerhead.
You know something “Texas’’. I was watching the film “Doctor Zhivago’’ this week-end and I had first seen this movie when it came out and I was a young kid. I really didn’t understand too much of the story only some of what the history portrayed , that being the Bolshevik Revolution. Now as an adult I was stunned by how much of the film, when it was depicting life in Russia after the Bolsheviks came to power mirrored what is happening today
I think the Kenyan has thrown all this really extreme crap into his KenyanCare proposal so he can pull it out when the GOobers complain and make them feel as though they are really coming down hard on him. Commie tricks are all so old that it amazes me that anyone would fall for them anymore. BO will end up with the same bill the ‘RATS had passed before he threw this crap into it.
I pray that thru divine intervention, hearts are turned and they vote this down
OBAMANOMICS--TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!
Sen. Scot Brown's number is 202-224-5443
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121
Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread.
Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke.
Tennessee has joined several other states in trying to pass a Health Care Freedom Act. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011)
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security
Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollees cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)
Bill Would Restrict Veterans Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries
Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.
President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
Bambi doesn't keep his promises...so buyer beware.
Are you ready?
We were on line today trying to figure out what we can stuff into our carry ons. Plane booked, car rented. Bookit.com had a half price special through last Fri. :)
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"It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government"
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Do you think they can get this monstrosity passed on the House side?
I will send this info. to a prolife group at my Church.
Our family is on it.
Thanks for the ping; post; thread...a great thread.
Maybe be a ploy to make the Senate and House bills to be relatively moderate. What concerns me most about this legislation is less the specific pro-abortion provisions than the claim to near total power that these bills represent.
Kenya or Indonesia?
For a split second I thought it said more pro-life, as I only caught it out of the corner of my eye. I knew that couldn’t be right. No surprise, of course. This is the guy who campaigned against the BAIPA.
We would expect no less from this ghoul.
This is the unhealthiest health care program you can imagine!
Lets get this monster on legal angles.