House Republican Leader John Boehner has blogged this morning on how Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page health care bill will actually require a monthly abortion premium. He states:
On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.
What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account –and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.
Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan. The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.
Boehner continues by citing that fact that “a majority of Americans believe that health care plans should not be mandated to provide elective abortion coverage…”
I agree with his statement that “The American people deserve more from their government than being forced to pay for abortion”.