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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 04:44 PM
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"Mr. Reids amendment includes tighter restrictions on insurance coverage for abortions sought by Mr. Nelson. Health insurance plans would not be required or forbidden to cover abortions, but states could prohibit the coverage of abortions by plans that are offered for sale through new government-regulated marketplaces.

The amendment also includes a special extension solely for Nebraska: increased federal contributions to the cost of an expansion

The previous language about segregating private vs public funds within the exchanges is reportedly tougher on women. Were still reading the details, but from what weve seen, this is the general framework:

So . . .

1. The Feds will require you to purchase insurance

2. Feds say this is fair because weve got these nifty exchanges that will magically transform the currently concentrated insurance markets and make them competitive, affordable .

3. Only these exchange plans will have any significant federal enforcement for even the weak insurance regulations and price oversight.

4. States may ban abortions for all plans in the exchange, so women are not only stripped of current rights but left completely unprotected.

My first reaction is that this vastly exceeds even the hideous Hyde prohibitions and cant possibly be Constitutional, except in todays Court."

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