Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guess Whose Premuims Are Already Paying for Abortions?

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2) Tax-payer funded ABORTION on demand is another guaranteed result.

From Rep. Chris Smith on The Capps Amendment:

"It's one of the most deceptive amendments I have ever seen. The bottom line is that money is fungible, and the plan itself will be subsidizing abortion-on-demand, with taxpayer funding commingled, and the numbers of abortions will go up significantly."

From PolitiFact:

First, we checked a claim by Rep. John Boehner that the plan would require Americans to "subsidize abortion with their hard-earned tax dollars." While there are several versions of the health care plan floating around Congress, and it seems that full abortion coverage would be permitted in the government-sponsored program, we didn't see anything in them that would put taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing abortions. In fact, we found an amendment in a key version of the House plan that specifically seeks to ensure that federal funds are not used to subsidize abortion coverage. And so we ruled that claim False

Side note to those who are concerned and morally outraged that somehow "your" premiums will end up paying for someone else's abortion.

If you are one of those worried about this happening, and you also happen to have health insurance from a private insurer - guess what? You've probably been paying for it all along. Most private carriers already cover all or part of the cost of elective abortions for those customers who elect to have one. And guess what else? They're already using your premiums.

Laws differ state to state and insurance plans vary - but since the majority of them DO cover elective abortions, as well as birth control pills and the "morning after pill" you're already contributing.

The only way you AREN'T contributing is if you're in a federal or state funded insurance plan since the government, state and federal do NOT routinely cover elective abortions.


Explanation of benefits from The Philadelphia Woman's Center: ( Be advised that you're encouraged to look up your own state at your leisure - or you can just trust me and save yourself some time by realizing most states are pretty much the same)

Those patients wishing to use insurance will need to provide all necessary insurance information prior to the scheduled abortion, and will usually be responsible for a co-pay or deductible. Philadelphia Women’s Center accepts the following insurance carriers:

Aetna/US Healthcare
Keystone Health Plan East
Personal Choice
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

These carriers are all private insurance plans, usually obtained through an employer. Most plans will cover elective abortion, but not all – patients are encouraged to contact their member services department for more information.

Medicaid (health insurance provided by the State for low-income individuals) in Pennsylvania will generally not cover the cost of an abortion.

In other words, that thing you're worried about happening? It's already happening. It's been happening - and you're part of it.

Now if you happen to be a member of one of those very satisfied families that's covered by one of the private health insurer listed above you can drop your health insurance in morally outraged protest.

I hope no one in your family's been sick in the last 4 or 5 years, tho.

And good luck finding new coverage if you have.

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