Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List celebrated as the Trump administration finalized a new rule enforcing the Obamacare statute that requires insurers selling Obamacare plans that cover elective abortion to collect a separate payment from enrollees for that coverage. The Obama administration sidestepped the law by allowing insurers to collect payments for elective abortion coverage together with other service fees
“We thank President Trump, acting director Vought, secretary Azar, administrator Verma, and all who worked to finalize this rule to enforce the law and provide transparency about abortion funding hiding in Obamacare,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Obamacare was the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion since Roe v. Wade, dramatically increasing abortion funding by subsidizing plans that cover abortion on demand. Making this dramatic expansion even more onerous, the Obama administration allowed insurers to ignore the law by burying the abortion surcharge in plan documents instead of collecting it separately. This new rule will ensure compliance so that ‘separate’ no longer means ‘together’ when it comes to funding abortion. President Trump has delivered an important victory for American consumers and taxpayers, the majority of whom oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions.”
Open enrollment for the 2020 plan year has ended. In 12 of 24 states plus the District of Columbia that provide taxpayer-funded Obamacare insurance plans, 80 percent or more of those plans cover abortion on demand. In eight of those locales, every single Obamacare plan for individuals and families covers elective abortion. SBA List’s research arm the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) and Family Research Council launched Obamacareabortion.com in 2014 as a resource to help consumers find health plans that do not include elective abortion.
The following comes from a Dec. 20 posting on the Susan B. Anthony List site.