Landrieu's Broken ObamaCare Abortion Promise
As President Obama and his Democrat allies, including Senator Landrieu, rammed ObamaCare through Congress, a lot of promises were made that we now know are not true, including that Louisianans could keep their healthcare plan. Another of those promises was that taxpayer dollars wouldn’t be going to pay for abortion, but a new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals many insurers are not properly separating out taxpayer funds. This is just another example of how devastating Senator Landrieu’s decisive vote for ObamaCare has been.
Please see the following statement, singling out Senator Landrieu, from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:
“Another day, another ObamaCare broken promise from President Obama and the Democrats. For years Republicans have warned that ObamaCare would force taxpayers to support elective abortions, while the White House continued to hide behind bureaucracy and evade transparency when pressed on whether they were keeping their promise. House Republicans even passed legislation to fix this exact problem in a law filled with broken promises and hidden agendas. Instead of being part of the solution, Democrats like Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan helped Harry Reid stand in the way of House legislation to prevent taxpayer dollars from covering abortions under ObamaCare. It’s time we voted them out and elected someone who will be part of the solution, not the problem.” – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
New questions over abortion coverage in health law
WASHINGTON (AP) - A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.
The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.
That detail is important because the original compromise that President Barack Obama sealed with anti-abortion Democrats stipulated that no federal funds would be used to pay for elective abortions. Instead, private health plans covering the procedure would collect a separate premium, which would be segregated from federal subsidies for other medical services.
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