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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:33 PM

GOP Abortion Opponent Realizes That His Own Party's Amendment Helped Cover Abortions

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS


WASHINGTON (AP) More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama's health law.

The disclosure Wednesday by abortion opponent Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., also highlights an emerging issue nationally: It may be hard for individual consumers to determine whether abortion is a covered benefit in plans offered through the new online insurance markets.

For government insiders, there's another twist: Lawmakers and their staffs now appear to be the only federal employees with access to abortion coverage through their government-supported health insurance plans.

Smith said only nine of the 112 insurance plans offered to members of Congress and their staffs through the Washington, D.C., insurance market exclude abortion as a covered benefit.

"It was incredibly confusing, if not impossible, to find out," said Smith. "That is what's happening in state after state. People cannot find out if plans on the exchange include abortion."



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/gop-abortion_n_4387077.html

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DonViejo Dec 2013 OP
ISW Dec 2013 #1
yellowcanine Dec 2013 #2
freshwest Dec 2013 #3
aggiesal Dec 2013 #4
Berlum Dec 2013 #5
question everything Dec 2013 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:49 PM

1. ROTFLMAO...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 10:28 PM

2. If this had been an Obama initiative Issa would be holding hearings and talking I-ment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 10:45 PM

3. OFFS! Another GOP diversion while they strangle all of us. Excuse me while I barf a lung...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:43 AM

4. What's the big deal? . . .

If you don't want an abortion, don't have an abortion.
That way if you don't have an abortion, your insurance policy
won't pay on what you don't use.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 06:31 AM

5. Big Deal is that Republicons, once again, prove they have no clue about how to govern

Republicon = FAIL, in so very many ways.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:28 PM

6. Isn't it something?

I have been wondering, with all the debate about birth control weather ACA covers abortion.

I suppose the answer is no.

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