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“This method of communication is immune to firewalls like the ones installed in China and North Korea.”
As millions of Americans are attempting to start using their new Obamacare exchange health insurance plans, stories about denial of payment keep piling up. All throughout the debate leading up to the controversial 2010 law, and up until late last year, the Obama Administration kept asserting that “if you like your plan, you can keep […]…
‘Coincidence, I’m sure’: Amanda Carpenter notices something strange about Sunday shows’ coverage of Ted Cruz
Two networks independently bashing a conservative with the same talking point? What a shocker.…
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“I didn’t realize that killing 50 million people was a ‘pivotal experiment.”
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Ten million now have coverage because of Obamacare? The last we’d heard from the Department of Health and Human Services, only 2.1 million had signed up for plans through HealthCare.gov and state insurance exchanges — and the administration still isn’t saying how many of those have actually paid for coverage and how many have simply […
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In addition to the media coverage we usually get for our “Empty Manger” Christmas caroling day from outlets like Christian Post, LifeNews.com, ChristianToday.com and many others, we’ve also received a lot of coverage from secular media this year. Sites like the “independent” OpposingViews.com and liberal media sites like the Huffington Po…
The stories of families losing their health insurance now that Obamacare is in place are getting more and more heartbreaking. While liberals talk about taking care of children, what about this little girl, who suffers from cancer and, though no fault of their own, her parents are losing their insurance under Obamacare’s rules and regulations….
Sorry, Giants fans, but that tweet by Ted Cruz was retweeted hundreds of times. I am crying. This is so good. RT @tedcruz: And that's a lot of dropped coverage! http://t.co/g6duNf3Hos— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) November 26, 2013 Ted Cruz just won the Internet “@tedcruz: And that's a lot of dropped coverage! http://t.co/1v43SWlR…
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Starting this month, uninsured Americans have the option to purchase health insurance through their state exchanges. What you may not know is that many of the plans being offered include elective abortion coverage!
Twenty-three states have exercised their right under Obamacare to exclude abortion coverage, but for the remaining twenty-seven, that decision has been left to insurance companies. If you are receiving this alert, it is because you live in one of the states that allow elective abortion on their state exchange.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to find out which plans are pro-life and which are not. That is because of a secrecy clause in Obamacare that only allows providers to disclose elective abortion coverage “as a part of the summary of benefits and coverage explanation, at the time of enrollment” (emphasis added). Meaning it is only disclosed once, buried in a list of other benefits.
Adding another layer of difficulty to get this information, you need to first establish that you live in the state where you are seeking benefit plan information from, so not anyone can call in and inquire about whether a specific plan includes elective abortion coverage.
Without this information, many pro-lifers may be unwittingly enrolling in healthcare coverage that subsidizes abortion coverage. Bipartisan legislation has been offered that would ensure insurance plans prominently disclose whether or not they cover elective abortion. We need your help establishing how widespread this problem is.
CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE!
That is where you come in. State exchanges only allow residents of their state to access plan and benefit information. If you have found out, or are willing to help find out, which Obamacare plans include elective abortion coverage and which do not, this would help us immensely in building the case to Congress for bringing transparency to the potential subsidization of tens of thousands of abortions.
LifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.
With the exchanges of Obamacare activated this month, it has become evident that it is nearly impossible for individuals to try to determine which exchange plans on their state exchange, if any, exclude abortion, said a group of lawmakers at a bipartisan press conference Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) unveiled his legislation, H.R. 3279, the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” —cosponsored by 70 other Members of the House—to ensure full disclosure of abortion coverage, requiring prominent and transparent disclosure of abortion coverage for each plan offered on an exchange. This is crucial information for millions of Americans since the many plans that include elective abortion are required by law to impose a monthly mandatory abortion surcharge. Many Americans object to paying a surcharge into a fund to be used solely for the purpose of aborting unborn babies.
Smith said the inauguration of the Obamacare exchanges reveals that many health insurance plans throughout the nation will include abortion on demand—even late term abortions. Smith recalled that in October 2009, President Obama said in a speech to a joint session of Congress that, “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion… .” A week after the Obamacare rollout, many are now discovering that—contrary to solemn promises made by the President himself—Obamacare violates the Hyde Amendment by funding plans that include abortion.
“The new law requires premium payers to be assessed an abortion surcharge every month to pay for abortions,” said Rep. Smith. “But many pro-life Americans may unwittingly purchase pro-abortion plans because of a marketing secrecy clause embedded in Obamacare which stipulates that the surcharge be minimally disclosed only at the time of enrollment. In other words, bury it in the fine print. This is a Right to Know bill. Americans have a right to know upfront and with full transparency when they are purchasing a plan that subsidizes the killing of unborn children. Even the most ardent advocate of abortion should embrace full disclosure.”
Joining Smith and Dan Lipinksi (D-IL), co-chairs of the Pro-Life Caucus, were Reps. Joe Pitts (PA-16) and Diane Black (TN-06), Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) and Trent Franks (AZ-08).
“Americans buying their insurance through the new healthcare exchanges shouldn’t have to spend hours trying to figure out if the money they pay for premiums will be spent to provide abortions. This bill will give the American people the transparency they need to make informed decisions that are in line with their religious and moral beliefs,” Rep. Dan Lipinski said. “None of this would be a problem if we pass the ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.’ There is a longstanding principle in our country that the federal government does not subsidize abortions. Yet under Obamacare, taxpayer money under the guise of federal subsidies will be paying for insurance that covers elective abortion. This needs to stop.”
“The President tells Americans that they can go online, find the plan that covers what they need, and make a selection,” said Rep. Joe Pitts. “If Obamacare is all about choice, then why is the administration making it so difficult for people to find out about whether a plan pays for abortion? It’s time that we got some truth in advertising.”
“The Obamacare exchange launch has been an unmitigated disaster,” said Congressman Diane Black. “One of the most troubling problems is that many consumers are unclear as to what exactly will be covered by the plans they purchase online. Clearly Americans who are pro-life would object to paying for a health care plan that included abortion coverage and then be forced to pay an abortion surcharge into a fund that is meant to be used solely for the purposes of destroying human life. And this is equally problematic for the millions of Americans who simply don’t believe the federal government should be subsidizing abortions. The Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act would simply require that all plans on the exchanges disclose whether or not the plan includes abortion coverage. This is not a partisan issue—this is commonsense.”
I support the legislation that Rep. Chris Smith has put forward, and I adamantly believe that we need to lift the veil of secrecy from Obamacare while ensuring transparent policies,” said Rep. Vicky Hartzler. “I commend every member that has signed on to this bill, and I also encourage members of both parties and the Senate to vote for this common-sense legislation. We must eliminate the “secrecy clauses” and “abortion fees” from current taxpayer subsidized insurance plans and fight to restore individual religious liberty and moral conscience to our medical decisions.”
Huh. Funny that.
As Twitchy reported, President Obama gave a statement on judicial nominees this morning. Oh-so-coincidentally, it occurred during a hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Weird!
Citizens question the timing.
Obama times his on appelate court appts speech to coincide w IRS hearings… CNN/MSNBC are airing Obama not IRS hearings…shameless—
I Connect The Dots (@mindlessmumble) June 04, 2013
Why is Obama wanting to talk now when hearings going on? He knows what he's doing.—
SMUMom54 (@SmuMom54) June 04, 2013
They also noticed a little something curious about the hearing coverage … or lack thereof.
Curiouser and curiouser! You can watch it here:
So much for transparency, right? To be fair, the Obama administration is transparent in one way:
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume yesterday drew attention to the (literally) gory details of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder after allegedly snipping the spines of newborns at his Philadelphia abortion clinic. Hume had tweeted a story posted on LifeNews.com, but others searching for updates on the continuing trial have their work cut out for them.
Local outlets like Philly.com are providing coverage of the trial, which is producing disturbing headlines like today’s: “Gosnell trial mystery: Why were fetus feet in specimen jars?” Yes, Gosnell reportedly kept dozens of jars of severed baby feet at his clinic. Media figures must be too busy dancing on graves in Newtown, Conn., to pay attention to the search for justice for these innocents.
Kermit Gosnell is on trial for snipping the spines of babies born alive. But by all means, MSM, keep telling us all about Michelle Shocked.—
John Adams (@jq_adams) March 20, 2013
If the NRA is to be held responsible for the Newtown massacre, surely Planned Parenthood and NARAL have something to answer for in Philadelphia. Ghoul Michael Moore is lobbying for photos of the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary to go public to help with his gun control push; perhaps he’ll throw his weight behind exposing these images as well?