I was going to say “Bart Stupak hardest hit” because the world’s biggest chump lost his job and lost his dignity over the issue. But obviously, there will be many, many little others harder hit than Stupak.
Life News reported:
It’s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law.
Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans will have to decide between a plan that violates their consciences by funding abortion, or a plan that may not meet their health needs.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
As a knowledgeable pro-life source on Capitol Hill informed LifeNews, as authorized by Obamacare, “the final rule provides for taxpayer funding of insurance coverage that includes elective abortion” and the change to longstanding law prohibiting virtually all direct taxpayer funding of abortions (the Hyde Amendment) is accomplished through an accounting arrangement described in the Affordable Care Act and reiterated in the final rule issued today.
I reported this would happen back in July of 2010, not long after the stupid thing was passed: Did Not See This One Coming: Obama Okays Tax-Payer Funded Abortions Under ObamaCare
On May 11, 2010, in a letter to Democratic and Republican congressional leaders on implementation of the new law, DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote that “states may choose whether and how they participate in the program, which is funded entirely by the federal government.”
Johnson says that on June 28, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario (a member of the appointed cabinet of Governor Edward Rendell, a Democrat) issued a press release announcing that the federal Department of Health and Human Services had approved his agency’s proposal for implementing the new program in Pennsylvania.
“The state will receive $160 million to set up the program, which will provide coverage to as many as 5,600 people between now and 2014,” according to the release. “The plan’s benefit package will include preventive care, physician services, diagnostic testing, hospitalization, mental health services, prescription medications and much more, with subsidized premiums of $283 a month.”
Johnson says the “much more” Ario refers to is abortion funding.
I didn’t see this one coming, did you? I mean, Obama was so adamant when he promised that his health care plan would continue the ban on federally funded abortions. He said so in countless speeches, including one before a joint session of Congress.He said so in his “myth-busting” teleconferences with Pastors and Rabbis, last August, and in this “myth-busting weekly address from August 22…See how far you can get through the video before you start retching…:
He was also lying about illegal immigrant coverage in Obamacare. And well – just about everything else he ever said about Obamacare… Rule of thumb – when he looks straight into the camera, and opens his mouth – he’s lying.
But now that it’s two years later, well – we’re expected to have forgotten about all of the lies. Now, we’re expected to believe that the GOP is waging a war against women, and mean ol’ Catholic theocrats want to take away their contraception.
Obama has no respect for the intelligence of the American people. None.
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