The following comes from a Nov. 22 story on HNGN.com.
The number of Obamacare plans nationwide offering coverage for on-demand abortion has reportedly exceeded over a thousand insurance plans despite a rule that prohibits using healthcare subsidies to pay for abortions, according to a new investigation.
The probe by two anti-abortion groups comes on the heels of a GAO report that found over 1,000 plans offer elective abortions, even though it has been personally ruled out by the president and not allowed under the president’s signature health care law, which prohibits qualified health insurance plans from paying for the procedure except where the mother’s life has been endangered, or where the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest, according to Washington Examiner.
“2015 appears to be shaping up to include more abortion plans and companies switching policies to cover abortion on demand,” said a preliminary statement by the Family Research Council and the Charlotte Lozier Institute, who decided to conduct their own investigation after seeing the GAO report.
In a September report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) had stated that 1,036 plans in 28 different states provided coverage for abortions that did not fall under the allowable exceptions. But now, the “problem is poised to become even more widespread in 2015, with more companies switching to cover abortion on demand, and the plans that were already offering coverage for abortion services starting to expand that coverage,” Breitbart reported.
There are indications that even the federal government is considering covering elective abortions in their health insurance.
Specifically, part of the problem lies in the lengthy and complex language that makes up the regulations of the Obamacare law, with FRC and Lozier Institute stating abortion coverage is “hidden in confusing language in health plans, a charge verified by the recent GAO report.”
Meanwhile, Republicans sharply criticized the report, with House Speaker John Boehner tweeting a link to the Washington Examiner story and writing, “President Obama said taxpayers wouldn’t be forced to pay for abortions in #ObamaCare. That wasn’t true.”
On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Chris Smith (R-New Jersey), the co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-life Caucus, will join with the Family Research Council, the Charlotte Lozier Institute and the Alliance Defending Freedom at Capitol Hill to introduce a bill titled the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act,” which would require health care plans to be more transparent about their coverage for abortion services and to comply with the restrictions of the law.
Two days ago, the House Oversight Committee discovered that the Obama administration’s much touted first-round enrollment figure of 7.3 million includes about 400,000 people who have only purchased dental plans.
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Obama rarely speaks the truth, so this is no surprise. He says and does whatever is expedient to conform the Country to his own ideological goals.
The National Democratic Party Platform which states their goals supports: Abortion on demand, Contraception, Voluntary Sterilization, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Homosexual Marriage, so this is no surprise.
The CALIFORNIA 2014 Democratic Party Platform which states their goals also supports the same Intrinsic Evils and adds Euthanasia (coded ‘death with dignity’).
So where are the USCCB, the California Conference of Catholic Bishops, and all the individual Diocese Bishops regarding supporting evil Politicians, and evil Political Parties ?
“Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion, General Principles” –
Remember that there is nothing proportionate to the murder of approx. 1 MILLION babies in the USA each year.
Receiving Holy Communion while in the state of Mortal Sin – 1 Cor 11:37-30.
Thank you, KATHOLIC bishops of the United States for making this happen. I trust that Almighty God will give you your JUST reward!
It was the LCWR, and their NETWORK and Nuns on the BUS who made OBAMACARE happen, NOT the Bishops.
However the Bishops should never have supported Government Owned and Operated Health Care.
SOCIALIZED Government health care means the government controls and makes the rules for EVERY person in the USA. It takes away freedom.
This is vastly different that supporting health care for those truly in need.
LCWR / NETWORK / Nuns on the Bus
Save these links to remind Catholics and their Bishops of the damage done by these NUNs.
We must always put the blame squarely where it belongs. As Jesus stated: “Judge with right judgment” – JN 8:11.
And this includes those Catholics who voted for Obama.
(A few weeks ago on national TV ultra-liberal Cardinal Sean O’Malley defended the LCWR against the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)
Part of the job description for a ‘Community Organizer’ in the Chicago Demicrat Machine that has produced the Abomination – is an ability to Lie, frequently and glibly – along with the Attitude that lets others know that anyone who dares say the Emperor of Political Correctness is buck nekkid and boot ugly…
Will face the full Alinskyite Wrath of ‘The Community’…
– Who usually turn out to be the same bunch of insider bananas leeching off the system – and whoever they can find to form an angry crowd and preferably (like in Ferguson, Oakland, DC…) set a few tires on fire and break some windows – if only to please the TV ‘news’ and their motto of Priority ‘reporting = “if it bleeds – it leads”.
Of Course the ObamAcorns and their Gaystapo Thought Police Lied – but it was for the ‘good’ of those who are not politically ‘Un-Good’ – which certainly excludes anyone Faithful to the Teachings of the Catholic Church.
As with the whole mandatory ‘you must Truly Believe’ in the Tranny-Scam (and Deny your own immutable inherited genetic Gender) – the purpose is not to inform or educate – but to Humiliate – and thus Destroy the Probity of All who must pander.
POTUS Barry ‘Down Low’ Soetoro has found any number of Church funded ‘insiders’ wiling to throw anything under the Bus…
– In Service of Their True ‘Mess-I-Ya’ – Who will glibly tell any lie needed to “Fundamentally Transform” this age in to one of true Abomination.
Bishops are shepherds. They should not let nuns ride on buses. The bishops must look after the spiritual welfare of ALL their flock, whether they are priests, laity, or religious. This is their responsibility, a mandate dictated by Christ, to guard the souls entrusted to them.
Pilar, nuns have ridden on busses for a very long time. St. Theresa of Calcutta’s sisters ride the busses regularly here in San Francisco. You think the Archbishop should not let them take the bus? Really?
From what I was told ALL the Obamacare plans pay for abortions – at least here in CA. I just got a note from my insurance that they were removing the language ‘medically necessary’ and ‘elective’ since all abortions will be covered. I’m one of the millions who had my plan cancelled without my choice and had to buy a new one on the CA exchange. But after inquiring it seems all plans on the CA exchange will pay for abortions. Is there a way around this that any of you know of? It feels like the system is so against me as a prolife person so I feel like all I can do now is spend more time praying the rosary in front of Planned Parenthood.
It may do no good, but bring up your questions to your Diocese Bishop?
In addition ask him what he is doing about this.
Ask him what the California Conference of Catholic Bishops is doing about this.
(Just letting him know there are people paying attention out their, may give him some backbone.)
Great idea since even the religious are caught up in this. Priest, nun or lay person – we all have to buy plans that pay for abortion now in CA. At least on the exchanges where I have to buy a policy. Maybe companies and non-profit companies have a different set up. CA is steeped in abortion and the culture of death but I know I serve the God of miracles and He can snatch victory from defeat. If nothing else, I pray the rosary at the foot of the cross, where the innocent are murdered, now a days it’s called Planned Parenthood. I will only increase my prayer time now that I know money is taken from my family to pay for abortions. Bishops are powerful, but the Blessed Mother is more powerful in the sense of how heavily God rests on her.
Poor innocent unborn. More bloody chaos, more bloody innocent unborn will die. More deception leading to abortion acceptance, more desensitizing. IT IS MURDER! ABORTION IS MURDER. Poor little babies. God help us! It is torture to have to live in these times, to feel so helpless unable to stop this monstrosity!
Lets pray for the mothers who do not value life in the womb as we do, pray for mothers who do not understand life in the womb as we understand it. For that their guardian angels greatly move their hearts to choose life, since our guardian Angels reason of existence, is to be God’s messengers, guiding us to God’s holy will. We pray that all human beings be not so much blinded by the ideals of this world but to be blessed with a glimpse of what truly matters, for having faith as small as a mustard seed, that is what will change hearts and allow sinners an open door to escape their downfalls.
For this we pray A Mother’s Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children:
I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company.
Like it or not … All insurance plans for the last twenty or thirty years or more have included coverage for abortions. So, it is not the affordable care act that has put them in. For twenty years or more companies have included it in their health plans because they are not willing to take on 51% of their employees. At one time there was a movement to not include HIV/Aids medicine in health plans. That lasted about two weeks. Since Roe v. Wade, abortions are considered a part of women’s health coverage. We may not like it, but there it is. It is only since the affordable care act that requires everyone to have insurance that the opt-out provisions have come to the front. Then there are state and federal laws that govern what a religious exemption constitutes. Most “religious” organizations do not meet the definitions needed for an exemption. An example is a religious organization who’s primary goal is to help the poor, no matter their affiliation, that hires people of other religions, that do not have as their main purpose the inculcation of the faith. The Bishops of California have been able to find an insurance program that does not include coverage for abortion and contraceptives. But even that plan has a way for the employee to get coverage. This all started thirty years or more ago, long before Mr. Obama became President.
Bob One, abortion has been promoted through insurance coverage in CA as put into LAW by the Democrats,
but NOT in most other States.
OBAMACARE has made it mandatory in all States.
The DEMOCRATS support the killing of innocent human beings for the convenience of others. This is in their Party Platform.
We know for a fact that voluntary abortion has nothing to do with women’s health care.
OBAMACARE and his Executive Orders no longer allow employers to make the decisions on NOT paying for the murder of others through self insuring.
Let people pay for their own Mortal Sins.
The only reason that ABORTION is a requirement in insurance coverage in the State of CA is because DEMOCRATS made it into State LAW –
which could have been changed by future State Legislatures to not include voluntary abortion.
This Cancer has spread throughout the Country through the political beliefs of the Democratic Party of Death and Obamacare.
BALONEY, Bob One !
Due to OBAMACARE (and your buddy Obama) ALL States are now required to have employers pay for voluntary abortion coverage.
Now there will not even be a co-pay in the State of CA – thanks to your Obama and his Democrats in Congress.
Federal and State sponsored murder of the innocent because people voted for pro-abortion politicians.
REPEAL OBAMACARE, and make certain that those who have pre-existing conditions are covered under Medicaid.
“Like it or not … All insurance plans for the last twenty or thirty years or more have included coverage for abortions.” = OK MFGN = My Fellow Gavin Newsom
“The ad begins with footage of a gloating Newsom grinning widely and gesturing broadly as he exclaims “the door’s wide open, it’s going to happen, whether you like it or not.” It then lists a litany of coming evils: “people sued over personal beliefs, churches losing their tax-exempt status, gay marriage taught in public schools.” It ends back with the smirking mayor: “whether you like it or not.”