We covered Representative Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) effort to make tax payers foot the bill for abortion, so look what we’ve got here. Senator Harry Reid’s ObamaCare bill requires tax payers pay for abortion, too.
Just Like Pelosi’s Version, Reid’s Health Care Scheme Levy’s An “Abortion Premium.” “Just like the original 2,032-page, government-run health care plan from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) massive, 2,074-page bill would levy a new ‘abortion premium’ fee on Americans in the government-run plan.” (“Sen. Reid’s Government-Run Health Plan Requires A Monthly Abortion Fee,” Rep. John Boehner’s GOP Leader Blog, 11/19/09)
• “Beginning on line 7, p. 118, section 1303 under ‘Voluntary Choice of Coverage of Abortion Services’ the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run health plan. Leader Reid’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions (line 13, p. 120).” (“Sen. Reid’s Government-Run Health Plan Requires A Monthly Abortion Fee,” Rep. John Boehner’s GOP Leader Blog, 11/19/09)
“What Is Even More Alarming Is That A Monthly Abortion Premium Will Be Charged Of All Enrollees In The Government-Run Health Plan. It’s right there beginning on line 11, page 122, section 1303, under ‘Actuarial Value of Optional Service Coverage.’ The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.” (“Sen. Reid’s Government-Run Health Plan Requires A Monthly Abortion Fee,” Rep. John Boehner’s GOP Leader Blog, 11/19/09)
Looks like Reid’s got some explaining to do. Yesterday, Jeffrey Young over at The Hill reported Reid gave assurance to Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) that the bill “includes new language designed to prevent taxpayer money from financing abortions.”
Nelson Said Reid Gave Him Assurances Tax Payer Funded Abortion Concerns “Had Been Met.” “Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), who was briefed on the healthcare bill by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in advance of a Wednesday meeting of all Senate Democrats, said he received assurances that his concerns about abortion had been met.” (Jeffrey Young, “Reid Modifies Abortion Provisions But Eschews Stupak Language,” The Hill, 11/18/09)
Nelson On What Reid Said: “What he said was, he thought the way in which he handled it would satisfy my concerns. It was a good faith effort to try to find a compromise.” (Jeffrey Young, “Reid Modifies Abortion Provisions But Eschews Stupak Language,” The Hill, 11/18/09)