Now it’s the Senate’s turn to reveal a healthcare bill that will tell you to “look one way while their other hand is taking your wallet.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) healthcare bill made its debut yesterday at a whopping 2,074 pages. As expected, it is full of and more . As was the case with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) bill, there will be a lot of outrageous demands made in the “bill”, but there a couple of things that stands out right away. What are they? On page 120, line 13, the plan would require that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange (where insurances will be offered to the public to be purchased) covers abortions.
Let’s see how you like this one. On page 122, line 11, section 1303 under the title “Actuarial Value of Optional Service Coverage”, states that the government run socialist healthcare will charge every enrollee in the plan a monthly abortion premium paid directly to the U.S. Treasury account. What? Exactly what you read !! The Obama socialist healthcare plan will force you, whether you believe in abortions or not, to fund abortion services. Incredible !! Section 1303 (a)(2)(C) mentions that the Health Benefits Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.
It is disgusting that a government run healthcare plan in the U.S. will force those who purchase a plan to pay for the murder of defenseless babies. Incredible !!
There is a pro-life amendment called Stupak/Pitt passed by the House by a vote of 240-194 on November 7, 2009. Surprisingly, the vote was bi-partisan. Out of the 240 that voted in favor of the bill, 64 were Democrats. The amendment combines current law by prohibiting federal funding of elective abortions under any government-run plan or plans available under the Exchange. The bill that Harry Reid has put forth rejects the bipartisan Stupak/Pitts amendment and enforces the American people to pay for abortions.
Healthcare reform should be an opportunity to save lives, not end them.