Monday, November 09, 2009

Catholic Bishops war on poor women

Abetted by a number of House Democrats. Truly disappointing and I don't see how this gets fixed in "reconciliation," especially given that Reid's hill is a lot steeper to climb than Pelosi's.

Because of the limits placed on the exchanges, most of the participants will have some form of premium credit or affordable subsidy. That means most will be ineligible for abortion coverage. The idea that people are going to go out and purchase separate "abortion plans" is both cruel and laughable. If this amendment passes, it will mean that virtually all women with insurance through the exchange who find themselves in the unwanted and unexpected position of needing to terminate a pregnancy will not have coverage for the procedure. Abortion coverage will not be outlawed in this country. It will simply be tiered, reserved for those rich enough to afford insurance themselves or lucky enough to receive from their employers.

Once again, women's health issues are governed by stupid men.

The question is, will exchanges cover erectile drugs? See above.



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