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Insurance Companies Prefer Abortion as Cheaper than Giving Birth
BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A local Planned Parenthood official has bluntly admitted why health insurance companies are increasingly comfortable with covering abortions: because the choice to kill an unborn child is cheaper than giving birth.
"A first trimester abortion is $300 to $450," Baltimore Planned Parenthood CEO John Nugent told the national business magazine Forbes Thursday. "But if the gestational age is higher you're paying for a surgical suite. That's why the insurance companies think they should be offering it. It's cheaper to terminate an unwanted pregnancy rather than taking it to term."
The Forbes article points out the cost estimates offered by the Health Care Blue Book: it lists a typical abortion in a physician's office costing $397, while a vaginal delivery costs $5,992, and a caeserean section is $8,558.
The issue of private abortion coverage has been spotlighted by the abortion-funding debate swirling around President Obama's health care overhaul, which was originally structured to begin quietly funding abortion with government funds by default. Abortion advocates are lobbying full-force against an amendment in the House version of the bill that applies Hyde-amendment restrictions for federal abortion funding. Because the Hyde language restricts taxpayer dollars from funding any private plan covering abortion, customers would have to purchase the abortion coverage in a separate, supplemental plan.
Originally posted by skunknuts
reply to post by FortAnthem
But I thought unabashed capitalism was the holiest form of economics. Wasn't Jesus basically spreading the word of lassiez-faire??
When are the people going to stop spreading their cheeks for corporatism?? We have been brainwashed into thinking getting reamed is equal to 'freedom?'
Oh, by the way:
SINGLE-PAYER AS SOON AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WAKE THE HELL-UP!!
Originally posted by Maybe...maybe not
reply to post by FortAnthem
Can you provide a link to the whole article?
I feel it may be useful if we have a little more context for this extract.
The Senate passed their version of the health care bill with an amendment by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) that requires health insurance issuers to provide coverage for “preventative care” for women and bars the issuers from imposing cost-sharing requirement on such care.
If the final bill includes the Mikulski amendment, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be able to define abortion as “preventative care” in either all or some cases.
Though it may seem far-fetched that abortion could be considered preventative care, it isn’t the case. This year the National Abortion Federation stated in “Providing Abortion Care” that, “APCS [Advanced Practice Clinicians] are especially well positioned in the health care system to address women’s need for comprehensive primary preventative health care that includes abortion care.”
Originally posted by FortAnthem
This is dispicable. They've come right out and said it; it's cheaper to kill than it is to bring a life into the world.