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Abortion Funding in Obama's Health Care Plan Worse Than Senate's

| by Jill Stanek

According to The New York Times today:

 

After more than a year of people talking about "President Obama's health care plan," the president actually has offered his own detailed proposal. And it's now posted on the White House Web site....

The president's plan is based on the bills adopted late last year by the House and Senate but, broadly speaking, bears a greater resemblance to the Senate measure....

The president's plan, however, does not resolve some hot-button disputes, including a controversy over provisions related to insurance coverage of abortions. Officials believe they cannot make changes to the Senate language on abortion using the parliamentary process of budget reconciliation, which may be the only way to get the bill through the Senate without being blocked by a Republican filibuster.

But some House Democrats who supported the bill have said they would oppose the measure if it contains the Senate abortion language, which is less restrictive than provisions that had been added to the House bill in an amendment by Representative Bart Stupak, Democrat of MI....

 But according to National Right to Life, Obama's bill digs deeper into taxpayers' pockets to fund abortion:

None of President Obama's proposed changes diminish any of the sweeping pro-abortion problems in the Senate bill, and he actually proposes to increase the funds that would be available to directly subsidize abortion procedures (through Community Health Centers) and to subsidize private health insurance that covers abortion (through the premium-subsidy tax credits program).

If all of the President's changes were made, the resulting legislation would allow direct federal funding of abortion on demand through Community Health Centers, would institute federal subsidies for private health plans that cover abortion on demand (including some federally administered plans), and would authorize federal mandates that would require even non-subsidized private plans to cover elective abortion....

 Ok, game on... again.