H.R. 3590 subsidizes private plans that cover abortions
In a recent Quinnipiac poll, 67% of Americans said they oppose the inclusion of taxpayer-funded abortion in health care reform legislation. Here are the key problems with H.R. 3590:
- Subsidizes premiums for private insurance plans that cover abortions;
- Empowers an unelected administrative agency (the Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA]) to require private insurance plans to include abortion coverage as "preventive care." If HRSA arbitrarily deems abortion "preventive care," people will not be able to avoid paying for abortions;
- Establishes an abortion tax. All individuals who are covered by plans in the insurance exchange that include elective abortion will be forced to write a separate premium check (or their employer on their behalf) toward an account that pays only for elective abortions, even if the employee never intends to have an abortion. That amount cannot be less than $12.00 annually. Many individuals will be unable to avoid this tax if their employers choose a plan that covers abortion;
- Employs "comparative effectiveness research" and forces Medicare payments below the rate of medical inflation, both of which will lead to rationing of essential medical care for seriously ill and frail patients. There is no explicit ban on the use of federal funds for assisted suicide in the bill.
Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes H.R. 3590, not only because of the abortion funding but also the certainty of rationed care for the elderly, massive funding of abortifacient birth control, and lack of conscience protections for medical professionals. There are just too many problems with the bill and no political will to fix them. THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO STOP THIS HORRIBLE BILL! The vote will be close, so…
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Call or email your U.S. Representative and tell him/her to oppose H.R 3590. The bill's massive funding of abortion will cause millions more preborn children to perish. Tell him/her to "KEEP ABORTION OUT OF HEALTH CARE!"
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