Thursday, August 06, 2009

Does House Healthcare Bill Fund Abortion?

Posted by James Grant

At his blog God & Country, Dan Gilgoff explains the controversy surrounding whether the House Healthcare Bill Funds abortion. It all depends on whom you ask. Gilgoff writes:
The question revolves largely around an amendment to the House healthcare bill that was adopted by the Energy and Commerce Committee last Thursday. The amendment prohibits federal funds from explicitly subsidizing abortion in the private healthcare plans to be offered through the health insurance exchange (read it here). But it doesn't prevent "the public health insurance option from providing for or prohibiting coverage" of abortion.
Gilgoff goes into more detail concerning some of the concerns on this issue. Read his whole post.