BILL: Should Abortions be Covered by Insurance? - EACH Act of 2023 - H.R.561

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  • 26.9k
    Frank_001
    09/08/2023

    Senators: It is Long Past Time to Clip Senator Tuberville's Deluded Wings! 

    It is clear that he is not just a Christo-Fascist but also putting an oversized ego over his Oath of Office:

     "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

    Tuberville is aiding America's enemies, particularly China, Iran, North Korea, and, obviously, Russia. Further, he deprives Women in the Military of their Rights to Privacy, Bodily Autonomy, and Proper Health Care. 

    How Sen. Tuberville is holding up military promotions over abortion policy: NPR

    https://www.npr.org/2023/07/15/1187530846/tuberville-senate-rules-abortion-military

    How Tuberville's blockade of Pentagon nominees could end - POLITICO

    https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/22/tuberville-pentagon-nominees-blockade-00098130

    Hundreds of military promotions are on hold as a Republican senator demands an end to abortion policy

    7 Sep 2023

    https://apnews.com/article/e38d853526de044ac59338d32d7a0e10

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense officials are accusing Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville of jeopardizing America’s national security with his hold on roughly 300 military promotions, raising the stakes in a clash over abortion policy that shows no signs of easing.

    Tuberville brushed off the criticism, vowing he would not give in. “We’re going to be in a holding pattern for a long time,” he said if the Pentagon refuses to end its policy of paying for travel when a servicemember goes out of state to get an abortion or other reproductive care.

    It’s a classic Washington standoff with rippling effects across the country, placing servicemembers' lives effectively on hold as they await what has traditionally been routine Senate approval for their promotions.

    Frustration mounting, the secretaries of the Navy, Air Force, and Army wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post this week saying Tuberville’s efforts were not only unfair to the military leaders and their families but also “putting our national security at risk.”

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  • 207
    Migi Rae
    08/27/2023

    If my taxes can pay for viagra they can certainly pay for abortions.

  • 2,431
    Martha
    08/16/2023

    I don't see why it shouldn't be covered.  If ins. will cover other reproductive procedures and medications, then it should cover abortions.

  • 6,725
    Bruce
    08/15/2023

    Health insurance should cover all medical care.  

    That includes therapeutic abortions.  

  • 49.9k
    Brian
    08/15/2023

    This is actually a really confusing headline and lede. One says "Medicare" and the other says "Insurance." 

    Make up your mind, Causes.

    I do support insurance's covering women's healthcare of all kinds, no matter the reason. 

    But since in our country we still can't make insurance cover life-saving medications, mental healthcare, and addiction recovery, this seems like a tough battle. 

    I wish our "great" country could do a lot more to make sure all Americans can afford ALL the healthcare they need.

  • 8,471
    Anne
    08/15/2023

    I can't answer this without more clarification!

  • 49.9k
    Brian
    08/15/2023

    I support women's healthcare, and I believe all healthcare should be equitable, affordable, and high-quality. 

    However, I don't see Medicare as the source of this reproduction-related healthcare. Medicare is only for seniors or the very ill.

    I do support repealing the Hyde Amendment, and for programs such as the VA and Medicaid being able to pay for women's reproductive healthcare without restrictions, so for that reason I can get behind this bill. 

    I don't think it can pass the current Congress, sadly, so I'm not sure it's going anywhere. But it's a good start.

  • 96.4k
    LeslieG
    08/15/2023

    If your old enough to qualify for Medicare your more than likely too old to get pregnant or too sick if you qualify for early Medicare due to medical disabilities like cancer, end stage renal disease or Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • 29
    James
    08/15/2023

    Shouldn't that have been Medicaid? Everyone I know on Medicare are past their prime for pregnancies. And I would say under that, Medicaid, I would say yes. 

  • 8,206
    larubia
    08/15/2023

    Are we planning on Medicare For All? (See Leslie's message, please)

  • 26.9k
    Frank_001
    08/15/2023

    Seems folks are not reading the lede: 

    Bill Overview


    Would require federal health care programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to provide coverage for abortion services and requires federal facilities to provide access to those services.


    Repeals the Hyde Amendment, which restricts Medicaid coverage for abortion. Currently, coverage for abortion services under federal programs is generally only available in the case of rape, incest, or life endangerment.


    Would repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that permits states to prohibit coverage of abortion services in plans offered through a health insurance exchange.


    The bill is not subject to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, which prohibits the federal government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from the application of a law.

  • 26.9k
    Frank_001
    08/15/2023

    Representatives,

    My family and I fully support H.R.561, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act of 2023 or the EACH Act of 2023.

    We urge you to support this bill.

    Best Regards.

    From

    H.R.561 - 118th Congress (2023-2024): EACH Act of 2023 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/561?s=1&r=2

    Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act of 2023 or the EACH Act of 2023

    This bill requires federal health care programs (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)) to provide coverage for abortion services and requires federal facilities to provide access to those services. Currently, coverage for such services under federal programs is generally only available in the case of rape, incest, or life endangerment.

    Additionally, the bill repeals certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that permit states to prohibit coverage of abortion services in plans offered through a health insurance exchange in the state.

    The bill also permits qualified health plans to use funds attributable to premium tax credits and reduced cost-sharing assistance to pay for abortion services.

    The bill is not subject to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, which generally prohibits the federal government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a generally applicable law.