Activists on both sides of the issue are raising concerns about whether the proposed government-run “public plan” and the private but government-approved plans in the proposed National Health Insurance Exchange will be required, permitted, or prohibited from covering abortions.
This is a critical issue, but in the course of this debate comes a stunning admission from the left. The Associated Press reports(Boldface added):
Abortion rights supporters say that would have the effect of denying coverage for abortion to millions of women who now have it through workplace insurance and are expected to join the exchange.
Millions of women are going to lose their workplace insurance? Workplace insurance that they like, perhaps better that what will be available in the exchange?
But didn’t Obama promise that if you had workplace insurance you could keep it, and the only thing that would change is that it would cost $2,500 less?
If you have health insurance, then you don’t have to do anything. If you’ve got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your health insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan. … And we estimate we can cut the average family’s premium by about $2,500 per year.
Perhaps “abortion rights supporters” understand what those on the right have been saying for months – under the health care reform plans being considered by Congress, millions of Americans will lose the health plans they have now.