Life Legal Defense Foundation‘s analysis of the ACA:
Planned Parenthood would lose approximately $490 million in federal funds, which represents about 38% of its total annual budget. No taxpayer funds will be used to pay for insurance plans with abortion coverage.
The Planned Parenthood funding ban is only for one year. Also, other abortion providers will continue to receive state Medicaid reimbursement for abortions. Individuals and small businesses can still buy out-of-pocket abortion coverage.
The Republican-controlled Senate may not have enough votes to pass the AHCA with the pro-life provisions intact. House Republicans want to try to get the bill through the Senate using the budget reconciliation process, which only requires a simple majority of 51 votes. However, two of the 52 Republican senators—Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine—said they will not vote for any health care legislation that restricts abortion coverage. Unless one of them changes her mind, no pro-life bills or amendments are likely to pass the Senate during this term. It should be noted that Murkowski voted to defund Planned Parenthood in a landmark 2015 bill that contained the same defunding language as the AHCA.
Trumpcare is mostly ugly for the prolife movement! We will see how his Supreme Court nominee holds up before the Senate.
This is a bizarre analysis of Trump’s health care plan. Absolutely bizarre.
The reality is that millions of parents on the fringes of our economy will lose healthcare for themselves and their children. Other segments of most at-risk people, our elderly, will lose out as well.
To attempt to claim this policy as “pro-life” is not only disingeuous, but it give fuel to those who, as I pointed out last week, view catholic “pro-life” policies as an excuse to ignore those who are already born, but who are just as vulnerable.
You want a death panel? Donald Trump just delivered one to your front door.
The reality is that people will not be “forced” to purchase health insurance and pay a penalty. Obamacare is a disaster and has already destroyed our health care system.
Wake up folks! The left’s scare tactics and lies have begun!
“Obamacare is a disaster and has already destroyed our health care system”. How so? How exactly is your health care system destroyed? Let’s not just repeat Republican talking points, tell me exactly what is “destroyed” as a result of Obamacare.
Uninsured Americans are a smaller percentage than every in history. Rates for many Americans went down compared to the year before Obamacare. who were previously uninsurable because of pre-existing conditions are now getting the care they need. Kids up to 26 are now covered under their parents plans, and preventative tests and vaccines are FREE.
When you say health care is destroyed, what on earth do you mean? Your hospital and clinic closed? Your doctor is now a taxi driver? What on…
Your liberal “talking points” don’t reflect reality. Rates are out of control and Insurance Companies are leaving the exchanges. I’ll repeat….Obamacare is a disaster. It’s in freefall. And who do you think is paying for all these so-called “FREE” services?
Rates have been out of control for decades, Ronnie. And I don’t know about you, but my healtcare included my annual shots, my cancer screenings, and other preventative services. I paid nothing out of pocket for any of that. My healthcare is not destroyed.What I am trying to understand is how you think your personal healthcare is destroyed. Did you get denied a test or a treatment? Did you get turned away for inability to pay? Did you have a condition that got worse because you didn’t get a certain kind of treatment in time? Seriously, answer the question: How was health care “destroyed”?
Nothing is “free”. The people who now have coverage under ObamaCare who did not before it was passed are in a degenerating system. Their premiums have risen by double digits a year, and their deductibles have risen to such an extent that many of them don’t get a cent back from insurance even after they make some use of the system. An article in the NY Post by John Podhoretz reflects my concerns and explains it better:
The cost of continuing such a policy would be larger than this country can bear unless the government literally runs all of national health care directly in what’s known as a “single payer” system. Single-payer nationalizes health care, which is philosophically inimical to the American experiment and would as a practical…
My last comment left out the rest of that sentence:
(and would as a practical) matter be destructive. It would drive the best people out of medicine, retard the medical innovations that are improving our lives every year and create a horrifying system of rationing.
The reality of health insurance (not health care) is it requires a large pool of people with all kinds of conditions – none to many – in order to be economically sustainable. Unless we require all people to have insurance we will not have a sustainable health system. That doesn’t mean we all have to have the same plan, but everyone must have some plan to cover the basics. We are required to have auto insurance. Some have no deductible, some $500, some $1,000. Some have $1.0 million in liability, some more, some less. The same applies to health insurance. If you have lots of accidents you will be put into a high-risk pool that you can’t afford. The same with the Ryanplan, if you have a pre-existing condition. Access to health…
I don’t follow this statement ” No taxpayer funds will be used to pay for insurance plans with abortion coverage.”
Kaiser is both an insurance plan and a medical provider. Kaiser does abortions. Does that mean my Mom and Dad’s Medicare won’t cover Kaiser? That doesn’t seem possible. Can someone more sophisticated about these things then me explain? Thanks.
It means exactly what it says. If you need an EKG, or a cancer treatment, or diabetes monitoring and medicines, it will not be covered if your plan could be used to fund an abortion. Flu shot? forget it. You might slip in and get an abortion while you’re there, so forgeddaboudddittt. Even if you are a man, a post-mepausal woman, or a lesbian. It makes no sense and in no way can be claimed to be “pro-life”.
Your concerns are valid C&H. There is a big difference between health care and access to health insurance. Watch out for the high risk option for pre-existing conditions. There are two working definitions that insurance companies use:1) any illness or medical issue for which you have received medical attention and 2) any medical issue for which you should have received medical attention. What does that mean? It means that if you take medicine for high blood pressure, you go to the high risk pool that you can’t afford. Same with other things like counseling, a heart condition, PTSD, autism, ADHD for your kids, dementia, and the list goes on. Ryancare is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the American people in the last fifty years.
So under Ryan Care, can pregnancy be considered a preexisting condition by the insurance companies?