Skip to comments.California: Insurers must cover elective abortions
Posted on 08/23/2014 8:35:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.
Although the federal Affordable Care Act does not compel employers to provide workers with health insurance that includes abortion coverage, the director of Californias Department of Managed Health Care said in a letter to seven insurance companies on Friday that the state Constitution and a 1975 state law prohibits them from selling group plans that exclude the procedure. The law in question requires such plans to encompass all medically necessary care.
Abortion is a basic health care service, department director Michelle Rouillard wrote in the letter. All health plans must treat maternity services and legal abortion neutrally.
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Should be court time again.
The American holocaust should be funded by taxpayer dollars/
Fantastic. Insurers would then have an incentive to offer subsidized, free, or possibly even negative-priced sterilizations. (”We’ll credit you $50 if you agree to this procedure!!”)
Something is completely wrong with this mentality.
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I’m pretty sure the vast majority (like 99%+) of abortions are NOT medically necessary. I’m not a doctor. I can’t claim all abortions are unnecessary, but I daresay the vast majority are entirely elective.
They are all medically necessary to prevent the woman from being punished with the child...
The Catholic bishops should ask that all loyal Catholics - and any sympathetic Protestants - convene at the state capital to protest this policy on such-and-such a date.
The vast majority of abortions are elective, i.e., are not intended to protect the mother against a life-threatening situation.
The Catholic universities should just tell the state government to go to hell and refuse to cover the so-called “procedure,” which in actuality is the murder of an unborn child.
The truth is that abortion proponents, and this would include anyone and everyone who claims merely to be “pro-choice,” have a conscience; and their conscience tells them that what they advocate and, in many cases, do is most definitely wrong (we used to call it sin, before that became unfashionable).
The solution, for them, is to implicate as many others in their evil as possible, and thus assuage to a degree their own conscience. When it doesn’t work for them their only alternative to work all the harder to make their evil normal and acceptable to all, even if people must be forced to accept this evil against their conscience, as if somehow this will make what is so plainly wrong right.
How is elective abortion medically necessary?
It's considered such by those who define "reproductive justice" as "the right NOT to be a parent."
Cozying up to evil like this makes a people horrible.
That depends very much on your point of view. If you agree with the liberals that killing as many minority children by aborting them is a good thing (racial cleansing, anyone?) then it is fine. If you value freedom and all lives then it is morally rotten. Now you know why Governor Moonbean signed the law.
I want to make sure I understand. Does this mean that California insurers will be required to pay for an abortion requested by a perfectly healthy mother who has a perfectly healthy fetus, conceived through voluntary sex?
No it's not. I don't think this would survive a court challenge.
Since Section 1 of the 14th Amendment applies the Constitution’s enumerated personal protections to the states, California can’t force employers to ignore their convictions and pay for abortions any more than the feds can force businesses like Hobby Lobby to pay for abortions imo.
What am I overlooking?
The huge irony: abortionists hate liberals far worse than Christians do.
And there will surely BE one. It never was about medical care in the first place: abortions are ridiculously cheap.
Abortion is not a medical procedure. It cures no disease. It does not improve health. It is killing not healing.
They will claim it’s tied to mental health.
“Im pretty sure the vast majority (like 99%+) of abortions are NOT medically necessary. Im not a doctor. I cant claim all abortions are unnecessary, but I daresay the vast majority are entirely elective.”
Elective Abortions are the new Government-Paid Birth Control!
I always thought that anyone agrees to sterilization could receive a year’s suppply of marijuana or to appear on a reality show for 15 minutes.
The baby killers are at it again.
These Californians just don’t get it!
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy understanding.
Then, I want liposuction and a face lift and whatever else will make me look better. It will help my self-esteem. I should not be burdened with wrinkles or extra weight, the second of which is, as is pregnancy, pretty much preventable.
My psychological health depends on this.
The solution, for them, is to implicate as many others in their evil as possible, and thus assuage to a degree their own conscience. When it doesnt work for them their only alternative to work all the harder to make their evil normal and acceptable to all, even if people must be forced to accept this evil against their conscience, as if somehow this will make what is so plainly wrong right
Homosexuals using the exact same M.O.
Totalitarians placing demands on socialists.
Don’t forget, something like 88% of Obamacare policies sold in CA are subsidized with federal (taxpayer) money...hence government is paying for abortions. This cannot stand. The Heritage Foundation did predict it back in Jan.: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/01/obamacares-many-loopholes-forcing-individuals-and-taxpayers-to-fund-elective-abortion-coverage