WATCH: Is Abortion Funding ‘Hidden’ in Health Care Law?

hcsp.jpgPro-life lawmakers and their allies were on Capitol Hill Wednesday, expressing concern over a just-revealed mandate within President Barack Obama’s health care law that would still require several health insurance plans to pay a monthly fee for covered abortions.

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services issued rules for the state exchanges created under the health care law. The regulations included this involuntary surcharge for abortions.
There’s also no provision allowing groups to opt-out because of conscience.
Defenders of the health care law say the abortion fee actually lets the administration fulfill its pledge that no federal tax dollars will go to pay for abortions.
Supporters also note that individuals don’t have to join an insurance plan that covers abortions.
Still, the Obama administration has included a secrecy clause that allows insurers to not publish abortion coverage. This can make it difficult for people to know in advance the types of services a health care plan will pay for.
“There are millions, perhaps tens of millions of pro-lifers who have no clue what’s hidden in this law,” Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., warned.
Opponents said the mandate breaks a pledge President Obama made in 2010 to get his health care reform bill passed by Congress.
He signed an executive order pledging no public funding for abortion.
Source: CBN News | Paul Strand