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Obamacare won't cover abortions

Posted by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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Executive Order 13535 of March 24, 2010
Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the
laws of the United States of America, including the  ‘‘Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act’’  (Public Law 111–148), I hereby order as follows:
Section. 1.  Policy.  Following the recent enactment of the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (the ‘‘Act’’), it is necessary to establish an adequate
enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion
services
(except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman
would be endangered), consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment.
The purpose
of this order is to establish a comprehensive, Government-wide set of policies
and procedures to achieve this goal and to make certain that all relevant
actors—Federal officials, State officials (including insurance regulators) and
health care providers—are aware of their responsibilities, new and old.
The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion
policy and extends those restrictions to the newly created health insurance
exchanges. Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience
(such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. 300a–7, and the Weldon Amendment, section 508(d)(1) of Public Law 111–8) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care
providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage
of, or refer for abortions.
Numerous executive agencies have a role in ensuring that these restrictions
are enforced, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Personnel
Management.
Sec. 2. Strict Compliance with Prohibitions on Abortion Funding in Health
Insurance Exchanges.  The Act specifically prohibits the use of tax credits
and cost-sharing reduction payments to pay for abortion services (except
in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered) in the health insurance exchanges that will be operational in 2014.
The Act also imposes strict payment and accounting requirements to ensure
that Federal funds are not used for abortion services in exchange plans
(except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would
be endangered) and requires State health insurance commissioners to ensure
that exchange plan funds are segregated by insurance companies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, OMB funds management
circulars, and accounting guidance provided by the Government Accountability Office.
I hereby direct the Director of the OMB and the Secretary of HHS to develop,
within 180 days of the date of this order, a model set of segregation guidelines
for State health insurance commissioners to use when determining whether
exchange plans are complying with the Act’s segregation requirements, established in section 1303 of the Act, for enrollees receiving Federal financial
assistance. The guidelines shall also offer technical information that States
should follow to conduct independent regular audits of insurance companies
that participate in the health insurance exchanges. In developing these model
guidelines, the Director of the OMB and the Secretary of HHS shall consult
with executive agencies and offices that have relevant expertise in accounting
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principles, including, but not limited to, the Department of the Treasury,
and with the Government Accountability Office. Upon completion of those
model guidelines, the Secretary of HHS should promptly initiate a rulemaking
to issue regulations, which will have the force of law, to interpret the
Act’s segregation requirements, and shall provide guidance to State health
insurance commissioners on how to comply with the model guidelines.
Sec. 3. Community Health Center Program. The Act establishes a new Community Health Center (CHC) Fund within HHS, which provides additional
Federal funds for the community health center program. Existing law prohibits these centers from using Federal funds to provide abortion services
(except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would
be endangered),
as a result of both the Hyde Amendment and longstanding
regulations containing the Hyde language. Under the Act, the Hyde language
shall apply to the authorization and appropriations of funds for Community
Health Centers under section 10503 and all other relevant provisions. I
hereby direct the Secretary of HHS to ensure that program administrators
and recipients of Federal funds are aware of and comply with the limitations
on abortion services imposed on CHCs by existing law. Such actions should
include, but are not limited to, updating Grant Policy Statements that accompany CHC grants and issuing new interpretive rules.
Sec. 4.  General Provisions.  (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed
to impair or otherwise affect: (i) authority granted by law or Presidential
directive to an agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) functions of the Director
of the OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and
subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit,
substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party
against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers,
employees or agents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, March 24, 2010.

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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:03 PM

BUMP

SKlTTLES
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM

What your point? I'm missing it. (not being rude I really am just like.. ummmmm ok) 

LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:16 PM
I thought this was common knowledge?
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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM

The point is that so many think obamacare will be so great because it will cover everything; apparently they don't realize that federal money cannot be used to cover abortions.  It's right in the Executive Order.

Paperfishies
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM
2 moms liked this
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SKlTTLES
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:29 PM

The point is that no one does their own homework and uneducated vote and are happy with their "free obama phone" (sorry giggles) instead of understanding the FALSE things they're being told from people and the media. It's like telling people in highschool they can graduate in January this year if they vote Tommy class president. Just because word got around Tommy had that power doesn't mean it's going to happen. Matter of fact it wont! But hell who cares.. Tommy gave out free cookies so screw it! lol *face palm*

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