Skip to comments.Indiana abortion law ruled illegal (More Taxpayer's funding for abortions)
Posted on 07/10/2012 3:57:26 AM PDT by tobyhill
A controversial Indiana law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood is unacceptable because it denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers, according to a federal hearing officer.
In June 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services ruled the state law, which would alter the way Medicaid is run in Indiana, violates federal laws, making it unacceptable.
The state has argued the law, HEA 1210, simply intended to block Medicaid money from going toward abortions, and filed an administrative appeal to CMS to reassess the ruling.
Like any other petitioner who is entitled to a hearing, the State of Indiana appreciated the opportunity to try to explain to CMS the Indiana Legislature's public policy decision that private providers ought not indirectly subsidize abortion procedures through Medicaid dollars and that the legislation had that separation in mind, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in a statement.
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I do not have a problem providing “reproductive services” to those incapable of providing for themselves - much less children of questionable parentage.
They'll get away with it if we allow them to keep playing word games.
So now bureaucrats, not just state and federal courts are shooting down state laws.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Then write your own damned check, not mine.
HHS regulations have all the force of law that a ham sandwich has. What will HHS do if IN decides to follow through with its law - take away all Medicaid funding?
Roberts and his mery band of traitors have already said the feds cannot do that. So what, 0bambi sends in troops? Yeah, that’ll work out fine, won’t it?
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