How Obamacare has been Secretly Funding Abortions with Your Tax Dollars: Revealing the Hidden Abortion Surcharge

Craig HueyAbortion, Life, Politics5 Comments

It’s been devious and dishonest…

It’s pretended to comply with federal law prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortion – but it hasn’t complied at all…

And it’s been so convoluted and complicated that few people have understood it.

But President Trump has pulled the curtain back and revealed the hidden truth.

Let me explain.

Since 1994, the Hyde Amendment – originally passed in 1976 but relaxed in 1994 – has prohibited the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortion except in the following 3 situations:

1. The pregnancy is the result of rape

2. The pregnancy is the result of incest

3. The pregnancy threatens to take the life of the mother

The language of the 2700-page Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – pretended to implement the Hyde Amendment restrictions by making a distinction between abortions for which federal funding could be used, and abortions for which federal funding was prohibited.

To be fair, President Obama also issued Executive Order 13535, which stated that federal funding – including premium subsidies and cost-sharing subsidies – could not be used to pay for abortions unless the mother’s life was in danger or the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest.

But complying with this executive order has been next to impossible…

This is because insurance companies offering coverage for abortion on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange never have been required to make a distinction between abortions that could be federally funded versus abortions that could not be federally funded under the Hyde Amendment.

The ACA only requires that companies offering plans covering abortion “collect from each enrollee in the plan (without regard to the enrollee’s age, sex, or family status) a separate payment” for abortion services.

The “separate payment” must be listed as a separate line item on the enrollee’s monthly insurance invoice. But when the enrollee qualifies for a federal subsidy or tax credit, the amount of the subsidy or credit is based on the entire monthly premium – including the amount collected for abortion services.

It’s been an effective “end run” around the taxpayer-funding of abortion restrictions imposed by the Hyde Amendment.

But no more…

The Trump administration has put a stop to the hidden abortion surcharge paid for by your tax dollars…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a new rule requiring insurance companies that offer plans covering abortion on either the state-based exchanges or the federal exchange to issue two separate monthly bills to enrollees – one for abortion coverage and one for their other healthcare coverage.

This will prevent premium subsidies and tax credits from funding abortion.

Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said, “The separate billing requirement fulfills Congress’ intent and reflects President Trump’s strong commitment to preventing taxpayer funding of abortion coverage.”

Incidentally, all of the Democrat candidates for president want to abolish the Hyde Amendment and allow federal funding of ALL abortions.

What do you think? Write me at craig@electionforum.org.

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5 Comments on “How Obamacare has been Secretly Funding Abortions with Your Tax Dollars: Revealing the Hidden Abortion Surcharge”

  1. Well abortion will all ways be wrong in God’s eyes and in mine also, Prov. 6:17 innocent blood shedding, and since this is a party of people who want to destroy this nation, by killing babies, castrating and mutilating the teen’s, brain washing and programming college kids and Grammer school children, I am against everything thing they stand for, they should not be able to run a washing machine with out supervision, muchless a country or pass laws, that bring curses on this nation which proves there of the devil, trying to curse this whole nation according to the bible, offering the children unto molech, and other gods, brings a curse and so does same sex marriage, strange how there all about doing things and passing laws that bring a curse on a nation, that pretty much tells you who controls that whole party

  2. Amen Evangelist Culwell. Just look at the Demoncrats Platform. Abortion/Murder, Homosexuality, Government Rule, instead of God. Literally everything that they are for is AGAINST God. And yes, their actions have brought a curse upon this Great Land. But, with repentance of God’s people, and the fact that we now have a President Anointed and Appointed, by God, there is a period of favor ahead for us. A reprieve if you will. It boils down to the battle between God and Satan, and we all know who wins. Hallelujah!

  3. God bless❤ our President Trump for fighting for the innocentunborn. He had been for abortion years ago, but saw the light of truth. Every true Christian needs to vote only for pro life, pro traditional family, pro USA border security patriotic candidates. Almost all are Republicans.

  4. That’s why we must vote them out out out. The DEMONCRATS are of Satan himself. If Crazy BERNIE gets elected to me it will be the 1st sign of the Lord’s coming!!

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