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Newly-Unveiled Obama Health Bill Proposal Even More Pro-Abortion: NRLC
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/10 | Kathleen Gilbert

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.

“I’m 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 doesn’t sound like bipartisanship. ... I’m afraid it’s just another photo op.”


See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

White House Preparing to Ram Through Abortion Expanding Health Care with Budget Bill
 http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10021911.html


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhoabortion; bhohealthcare; moralabsolutes; nrlc; obamacare; proaborts; prolife
"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."

Which is exactly what Zero wanted all along.

1 posted on 02/22/2010 3:42:00 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/22/2010 3:43:28 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

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.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 3:43:49 PM PST by FreedBird (S)
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4 posted on 02/22/2010 3:43:58 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

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.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 3:44:58 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: wagglebee

The first pro-death president.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 3:45:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

Yep, make everyone guilty of the abortion holocaust.

Guilt is what leftists use to secure power.


7 posted on 02/22/2010 3:47:31 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: trisham

Nothing but puke..they sicken me..


8 posted on 02/22/2010 3:49:00 PM PST by aeonspromise
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To: wagglebee

The Republicans meeting with this ass-whole is disgusting to me...I am becoming a devout Beckerhead.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 3:53:12 PM PST by jessduntno (Bawney Fwank...with friends like him, who needs enemas?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

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


10 posted on 02/22/2010 3:57:19 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: wagglebee

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.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 4:17:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: wagglebee

I pray that thru divine intervention, hearts are turned and they vote this down


12 posted on 02/22/2010 4:49:01 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: wagglebee
First they came for the Unborn...granny is their next target.

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2408217/posts

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)

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w/

New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

OBAMA’s WAR ON SENIORS

Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security

http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security

Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan

http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html

Socialized Med Thread

TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

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 enrollee’s 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.)

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/hcva09/hcva110609-1.htm

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
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w

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.

Snip

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.

Snip

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 can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.

Bambi doesn't keep his promises...so buyer beware.

13 posted on 02/22/2010 5:06:11 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA
It's almost time.

Are you ready?

14 posted on 02/22/2010 5:20:06 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

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. :)


15 posted on 02/22/2010 5:27:06 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...

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"It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government"
--Thomas Paine

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
--George Washington

16 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:18 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee

Do you think they can get this monstrosity passed on the House side?


17 posted on 02/22/2010 8:12:10 PM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: cpforlife.org

I will send this info. to a prolife group at my Church.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 9:04:13 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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It's time to write to our Congress Critters and tell them we don't want any money provided for abortion/killing/ euthanasia, etc.

U. S. Senate

U. S. House of Representatives

19 posted on 02/22/2010 9:22:03 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Our family is on it.


20 posted on 02/22/2010 9:23:06 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Salvation; wagglebee; All

Thanks for the ping; post; thread...a great thread.

life


21 posted on 02/22/2010 9:24:53 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Salvation

bump


22 posted on 02/22/2010 10:12:15 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee

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.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 10:48:25 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: FreedBird
I can not believe Barrack H. Obama would propose such a thing for his beloved country.

Kenya or Indonesia?

24 posted on 02/22/2010 11:01:46 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: wagglebee

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.


25 posted on 02/23/2010 12:30:41 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: wagglebee

We would expect no less from this ghoul.


26 posted on 02/23/2010 5:58:29 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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bump!


27 posted on 02/23/2010 6:00:03 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salvation

This is the unhealthiest health care program you can imagine!


28 posted on 02/23/2010 6:52:53 AM PST by tob2 (I would rather have a nuclear power plant in my backyard than Gitmo detainees.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Lets get this monster on legal angles.

http://rightwingnews.com/2010/02/white-house-has-violated-federal-election-law/


29 posted on 02/23/2010 7:31:07 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: wagglebee
http://savebabies.net
http://rosaryforpeace.com

30 posted on 02/23/2010 1:01:33 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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