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Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life - not end it.
Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that. On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.
What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account - and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.
Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan. The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.
If an abortion means lower costs in the long run, saved money can be then be applied to saving more lives, which means the net total is positive.
Originally posted by jam321
Isn't the above basically saying that in order to save lives, you have to kill off other lives?
I'm undecided on this issue. I don't believe in abortions, but I don't believe in telling a woman what to do with her body either. Very difficult decision IMO.
Originally posted by jimmyx
are you serious?....health care is denied to kids that have already been born and has resulted in untold deaths because of it, and yet you don't want any tax dollars being spent on abortions, because that would kill unborn fetuses?
Originally posted by RDR17
Every child in this country has their Health Care paid for through the SCHIP program.
Originally posted by Bored To Tears
An abortion should be listed under elected procedures and the cost should come out of their pockets.