A key part of Senate Republicans’ new health care bill could get derailed over abortion restrictions, according to several GOP sources, a potential setback in their effort to repeal Obamacare.
Republicans want to enact new tax subsidies to help people buy insurance on the exchanges — but they want to include prohibitions on abortion coverage. The House had seemed to settle the matter, when both more centrist and conservative GOP senators accepted language that follows the Hyde amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion.
Calling Obamacare “a smorgasbord of opportunity for big abortion,” Matthew Clark’s column on RedState.com on April 28 chronicles California’s Obamacare exchange and how they are paying Certified Enrollment Counselors a fee of $58 per person to enroll healthcare recipients on the state’s exchange.
Clark is the Associate Counsel for Government Affairs and Media Accuracy with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). He said that by providing a fee to Certified Enrollment Counselors, the abortion industry has found ways to locate taxpayer dollars, resulting in Planned Parenthood receiving approximately half of its annual billion dollar budget from that revenue base. “Obamacare is replete with kickbacks, subsidies, and programs that benefit big abortion,” said Clark.
California isn’t the only government body teaming up with the abortion industry promoting the Affordable Care Act. The federal government’s Champions for Coverage is scattered with abortion providers and advocacy groups throughout. “Though not paying them in the same way as California, the federal government has partnered with numerous Planned Parenthood affiliates, NARAL, and various ‘reproductive health’ organizations (code for abortion) to promote pro-abortion Obamacare throughout America,” said Clark.