Obamacare: $1 monthly ‘abortion surcharge’ to be included in healthcare exchange plans
The biggest issue that many people had in the debate leading up to the passage of the Obamacare legislation was the fact that most Representatives and Senators who would be voting on the bill didn’t bother to read the legislation they would be voting on. Congressman John Conyer actually asked what good it would do to read the bill because the Congress still wouldn’t know what was in it unless they each hired two lawyers, and Nancy Pelosi famously quipped “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”
But what went underreported in my opinion was the fact that even if all the Congressmen had read the bill, and had enough lawyers to explain to them what was in the bill, they still wouldn’t know what was going to be in the final bill because the legislation tasked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with creating certain Obamacare guidelines AFTER the legislation was signed into law.
This unelected official was given an extraordinary amount of power and it seems as if there is little we can do about it now. We saw the first results of this little known provision a couple of weeks ago with the contraception mandate, and today we are learning about another new guideline which Kathleen Sebelius is preparing to hand down; people who enroll in a healthcare exchange plan will be required to pay a $1 ‘abortion surcharge’ every month on their plans. Talk of a similar surcharge for sexually transmitted disease testing is around the corner too.
We were promised by Barack Obama that no federal money would be used to fund abortions in the Obamacare legislation–he even went so far as to sign and Executive Order banning the federal funding of abortion–and while $1 a month may not be allot of money it is still a broken promise and a betrayal of all those who signed onto the bill after his assurance that no federal money would be used for this purpose.
We all remember Joe Wilson yelling out “you lie” during Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address when Barack Obama promised not to fund abortion, and we all remember the outrage from the left at Joe Wilson for his breach of protocol and disrespect towards the president, but what we should have been asking is; “is he right, and is Barack Obama lying?” The answer to that question is quite obvious now.