92 Days of Life: Obamacare recognizes personhood while having you subsidize abortion
When the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” passed it included a gimmick that would ensure at least one plan in each state was a pro-life plan. As the exchanges have gone “live” this month, it has become evident that it is nearly impossible for individuals seeking exchange plans to identify which, if any, plans on their state exchange exclude abortion. That is why Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” to require prominent, transparent disclosure of abortion coverage for each plan offered on an exchange.
This is vital information since the many plans that include elective abortion are required by law to charge a mandatory abortion surcharge of at least one dollar per month. Doubtlessly there will be many Americans who would object to paying a surcharge into a fund to be used solely for the purpose of destroying innocent human lives.
National Right to Life has more:
The Rhode Island Exchange will not even have a federally administered multi-state plan that doesn’t cover elective abortion. ObamaCare requires each Exchange to have at least one federally administered multi-state plan that doesn’t cover elective abortion. But this requirement is phased in and the federal government has until 2017 to implement a multi-state plan in every Exchange. Rhode Island is not among the initial states in which a multi-state plan will operate.
The federal government gave over $82 million to the state of Rhode Island to establish its Exchange. The result? A marketplace exclusively for abortion-covering plans.
As the Exchange plans go online, pro-lifers will have to ferret out which plans in their respective Exchanges do not cover elective abortion.
Twenty-three states have enacted “opt out” laws, in various forms, that will prevent Exchange-participating insurance plans from covering abortions. An up-to-date listing is posted on the NRLC website here.
Connecticut does not have a pro-life option either.
This does not mean Obamacare doesn’t recognize the unborn. A keen eyed fan of the March for Life sent the following screen shot from when they tried to register for Obamacare. The question asks “How many people in your family? (inculde unborn child(ren) if someone is pregnant.)”
So under Obamacare they recognize that an unborn child should be counted as a person, but also will use your money to help eliminate that person.