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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:36 PM

Michigan Senate OKs Bills Prohibiting Abortion Coverage By 'Obamacare' Health Exchange

Source: MLIVE

LANSING, MI - Health plans participating in Michigan's "Obamacare" health exchange could not cover elective abortions unless the coverage is offered as a separate optional rider purchased by women, under legislation that won approval mostly along party lines Thursday in the state Senate.

The passage of three bills came while union members packed the gallery's second floor to watch for a much-anticipated vote on right-to-work legislation announced in the morning. Democrats slowed up action on the abortion bills by asking that the bills be read in their entirety.

Majority Senate Republicans also passed a bill that would let health facilities assert as a matter of conscience an objection to participating health services. Providers would have to inform patients of other places to go.

Michigan is pursuing a joint federal-state "partnership" exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act. It will let people and businesses shop for and buy insurance on an online Travelocity-like website.

Read more: http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/michigan_senate_oks_bills_proh.html#incart_river

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Reply Michigan Senate OKs Bills Prohibiting Abortion Coverage By 'Obamacare' Health Exchange (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #1
justice1 Dec 2012 #16
glinda Dec 2012 #2
putitinD Dec 2012 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #15
SoapBox Dec 2012 #4
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #5
enlightenment Dec 2012 #6
l0ckd0wn Dec 2012 #8
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #17
still_one Dec 2012 #7
kiranon Dec 2012 #9
DallasNE Dec 2012 #10
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #11
catbyte Dec 2012 #12
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #13
catbyte Dec 2012 #14
Union Scribe Dec 2012 #18
catbyte Dec 2012 #19

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:38 PM

1. All this does is force poor women to give birth

then the same people who pass this crap gripe about having to give assistance to poor families

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:21 AM

16. It's never been about the babies, they want to create an oligarchy, by keeping people poor.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:47 PM

2. These people (who voted this in) are sick, mean and disgusting.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:59 PM

3. why do we have to have a lame duck session?

wouldn't it be better, if after an election, the winners were sworn in immediately, and the losers were escorted out the door. under the current system, the losers get to do alot of damage in the lame duck.

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Response to putitinD (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:56 AM

15. I don't think it matters in this case

After the current session, Republicans will still own the house, senate, and governor's mansion. They are unstoppable. It's like a Newt Gingrich dream come true.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:03 AM

4. WTF?

...these bastards are sick.

Shit, Crazy Clowns, focus...fuck'n FOCUS on something important for a change.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:06 AM

5. Which just proves?

Federally mandated single-payer.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:18 AM

6. Well, it proves

what a lot of people have said about the ACA - there are loopholes and exemptions big enough to drive a tank through. We knew this would be a problem when they allowed it as a compromise; it shouldn't come as a surprise that some states are going to take advantage of it.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:44 AM

8. If Only...

I thought the biggest issue with Obamacare as it went through was the Senate's dismantling (I should say the GOP's systematic dismantling...) of the Single-payer option.... Really was disappointing that the real guts that should have been included were tore out to leave this frankenstein we have now.

On topic:

Makes me think twice about moving back to Michigan because I'll be forced to deal with extreme loads of stupid and arrogant conservative law makers who have no business making health declarations.

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Response to l0ckd0wn (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:55 AM

17. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:32 AM

7. All this does is remind people that republicans have a war against women

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:53 AM

9. Another reason for business/industry NOT to locate in Michigan.

Money talks.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:21 AM

10. I Don't Understand The Politics Of This

One of the provisions in Obamacare says that men and women will pay the same premium. He Michigan is saying that women must pay more. Is that even legal. Also, why are Michigan Republicans so deliberately alienating women? This just looks incredibly dumb on so many levels besides economically and politically. 2014 is shaping up as a wave election in Michigan.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:46 AM

11. It is time!

Let's fight this NOW!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:24 AM

12. I have been in tears all night mourning the death of Michigan as I have known it

It is gone. Evil has triumphed and I have no fight left in me. I am sure my union is dead and now poor women will be forced to give birth while the rich bitches will continue to get their discreet "D & C's". Despair.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:50 AM

13. Don't cry. ADULT UP and ORGANIZE to defeat the GOP in 2014 like we did in Maine last month.

Elections have consequences. MI voted for a motherfucker of a governor and TeaPuke lawmakers in 2010, so this is what you get. First, Dems there (and elsewhere) needed to stop the INSANE whining and bitching and needed to get the fuck to the polls. They didn't. So now this is what you get. See what happens? I bet all those Dems who bitched and whined about purity are REALLY bitching and whining now that they have Snyder aren't they? ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. Buck up, learn that lesson, and organize and FIGHT for another day.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:14 AM

14. Blow it out your ears, RBinMAINE. Who the hell do you think you are?

I didn't vote for ANY of them and how dare you tell me how to react to the destruction of my state? You don't know a fucking thing about me or how hard I have worked my entire adult life in the MEA. A lifetime of work is about to be dismantled and you have the arrogance to tell me how I should feel?

Fuck you.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:45 PM

18. Amen, catbyte.

I've been in a deep dark place since yesterday. I feel it in my body as much as my mind. A lot of people, including unfortunately people here, don't get what a kick in the gut this is. We need time to process this like any kind of grief. Those who would tell us what to feel or do right now are not our true allies, and are as inconsiderate as someone telling a person whose house has burned to grab and hammer and get to work. We will fight, DU. At the moment we need to catch our breath.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:29 PM

19. Thank you for that, Union Scribe. It seems like we take 1 step forward then the

evil bastards drag us back to 1929. I may have overreacted, but that post was so snotty, mean-spirited, judgmental, and so presumptuous that I thought it was written by a bagger troll. I am in the exact same place you are and I need to grieve for my state. We will dust ourselves and fight back, but I am just not quite there yet.

Thanks again. We will get through this too, but damn...

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