Fresh on the heels of ramming homosexual marriage off on the people of Washington State, we read where Democrats in the House have passed HB2330, “Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.” The bill digest describes the intent of the bill as, “Requires a health plan that provides coverage for maternity care or services to also provide a covered person with substantially equivalent coverage to permit the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.”
According to the Seattle Times, “Starting in 2014, most individual and small group health care plans will under federal law be required to cover a set of medical conditions, among them pregnancy. Exempted under the bill are multistate plans, which are not subject to state law, and religiously sponsored plans.”
The bill states, “If a health plan issued or renewed on or after the effective date of this section provides coverage for maternity care or services, the health plan must also provide a covered person with substantially equivalent coverage to permit the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.”
There are the usual supposed exceptions, but how long before even they are done away with?
At a time we are facing more and more taxes and expenses every where we turn, can you imagine the increase in health care premiums across the board in order for health insurers to be able to pay for abortions on top of everything else they are being required to pay for? Does it dawn on anybody that since insurance companies are a pool of every bodies premiums to pay for health care when needed, everybody will now be paying for the loose conduct of others seeking to obtain an abortion?
Christi Stapleton, Interim Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington was elated hearing of the passage of this bill. She stated, “The measure moves our state one step closer to protecting all Washington women’s access to truly comprehensive reproductive health care coverage.”
The health of unborn females seems to be of little consequence, though.
Opponents believe this will lead to increased abortions, but I wonder too if it will lead to decreased health care as more and more everyday we learn of the hidden intent of Obamacare in leading up towards socialized medical care?
The bill passed in the house by a 52-46 vote with both Sharon Wylie and Jim ‘da candyman’ Moeller co-sponsoring and voting for it.
The roll call vote was as follows;
Voting Yea: Representatives Appleton, Billig, Blake, Carlyle, Clibborn, Cody, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Fitzgibbon, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Hansen, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jinkins, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kirby, Ladenburg, Liias, Lytton, Maxwell, McCoy, Moeller, Morris, Moscoso, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Pollet, Reykdal, Roberts, Ryu, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Springer, Stanford, Sullivan, Takko, Tharinger, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wylie, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Armstrong, Asay, Bailey, Buys, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, Dahlquist, Dammeier, DeBolt, Fagan, Finn, Haler, Hargrove, Harris, Hinkle, Hope, Hurst, Johnson, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Miloscia, Nealey, Orcutt, Overstreet, Parker, Pearson, Probst, Rivers, Rodne, Ross, Schmick, Shea, Short, Smith, Taylor, Walsh, Warnick, Wilcox, and Zeiger