More than two-thirds of healthcare plans under Obamacare will cover elective abortions in 2021, according to a new report from a pro-life organization.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute, a branch of the Susan B. Anthony List, released a fact sheet recently showing that more elective abortions are covered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange plans, also known as Obamacare, The Christian Post reports.
“Obamacare exchange plan offerings for the 24 states and D.C. that legally permit elective abortion in Obamacare exchange plans went from an estimated total of 1,120 plans in 2020 to an estimated total of 1,296 plans in 2021, a 16 percent increase in total plans,” the fact sheet says. “For these same 25 areas, an estimated 69 percent (892 plans) cover elective abortion for the 2021 enrollment period — the same percentage as in 2020.”
Charlotte Institute President Chuck Donovan says many Americans do not even realize they are “funding abortion through their federal taxes.”
“Due to the former Obama administration’s severe lack of transparency regarding abortion coverage, the American people are being forced, often unknowingly, to fund abortion through their federal taxes,” he said. “This violates both the principles of the Hyde Amendment and the deeply held moral beliefs of pro-life Americans everywhere.”
Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans who do not receive health insurance from their employers may buy health insurance from a federal or state-based exchange.
Those who could not afford to buy health insurance and who were not receiving Medicaid receive taxpayer-subsidized insurance.
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin each have state laws where abortion is not covered in any of the Obamacare exchanges.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute and the Family Research Council maintain an Abortion in Obamacare database, which shows the number of healthcare plans in the Obamacare exchange and which cover elective abortion.
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