Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Obama's Sneaky "Don't Tell" Abortion Rule: Secret "Abortion Surcharges" in Health Insurance"

Obama is "sidestepping" the Hyde Amendment--which has been used by Congress for the last 36 years to prohibit direct federal taxpayer funding of elective abortions--by requiring insured people to pay a monthly "abortion surcharge" that they cannot be told about in advance of enrollment.

Get this:
To comply with the [ObamaCare] accounting requirement, plans will collect a $1 abortion surcharge from each premium payer,” the pro-life source informed LifeNews. “The enrollee will make two payments, $1 per month for abortion and another payment for the rest of the services covered. As described in the rule, the surcharge can only be disclosed to the enrollee at the time of enrollment. Furthermore, insurance plans may only advertise the total cost of the premiums without disclosing that enrollees will be charged a $1 per month fee to pay directly subsidize abortions. 
A monthly abortion surcharge.

A compulsory monthly abortion surcharge.

A compulsory monthly abortion surcharge that insurance companies can't tell you about until you enroll.
To pressure the Supreme Court to approve this monstrous legislation that was passed in the dead of night, Obama's staff is organizing a prayer vigil in front of the Supreme Court beginning March 26, so that his supporters can pray for . . . what do you call it when you kill babies?

Borrowing from an astute Obama observer: "It's enough to make a maggot vomit."

H/T: Weasel Zippers.


  1. Everyone who had more than two black-eyed peas rattling around in their heads knew this was going to happen. Of course, the libs will claim this is a woman's "health" issue.

  2. @Odie -- I didn't think I could count that high.

    @Adrienne -- I'm waiting for Obama to announce the success of his truth-in-advertising regulations for health insurance companies.

  3. This is not even about abortion or health - it's about the insurance racket. Imagine a government agency mandating that a private company cannot admit to its fee structure. It's insanity. But this also gives us a look at the real reason more people don't have private health insurance: the Insurance Industry has for years refused to advertise its real fees - these companies won't even give a ballpark quote for health insurance until after they've got a full application and done a credit check. It is likely that they then share all this info with each other, perhaps even using it to fix prices on their policies. These are For-Profit companies getting government bailouts and getting government waivers to engage in all sorts of practices prohibited to other industries. Like all other forms of gambling, in the Insurance Casino, the House ALWAYS wins. :-(