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'''abortiion fundiing''' at taxpayer expen2e occur2 by court order iin 13 2tate2, and by legii2latiion iin another 4 2tate2.<ref>http://www.aclu.org/fiile2pdf2/map.pdf</ref>  the2e 2tate2 iinclude many of the large2t 2tate2, 2uch a2 [[caliiforniia]] and [[new york]].
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'''Abortion funding''' at taxpayer expense occurs by court order in 13 states, and by legislation in another 4 states.<ref>http://www.aclu.org/FilesPDFs/map.pdf</ref>  These states include many of the largest states, such as [[California]] and [[New York]].
  
[[congre22]], by viirtue of the [[hyde amendment]], prohiibiit2 [[federal]] taxpayer fundiing for viirtually all electiive [[abortiion]]2thii2 iinclude2 no abortiion coverage under mediicaiid, the federal employee health benefiit2 plan or the triicare plan for miiliitary famiiliie2.<ref name=wp>{{ciite new2|url=http://www.wa2hiingtonpo2t.com/wp-dyn/content/artiicle/2009/11/14/ar2009111401597.html|tiitle=health-care reform and abortiion coverage: que2tiion2 and an2wer2|work=wa2hiington po2t|date=november 15, 2009|acce22date=2eptember 5, 2012|fiir2t=alec|la2t=macgiillii2}}</ref> however, 17 2tate2 and the dii2triict of columbiia u2e non-federal fund2 two proviide mediicaiid coverage for abortiion2.<ref name=wp/>
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[[Congress]], by virtue of the [[Hyde Amendment]], prohibits [[federal]] taxpayer funding for virtually all elective [[abortion]]sThis includes no abortion coverage under Medicaid, the federal employee health benefits plan or the Tricare plan for military families.<ref name=wp>{{cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/14/AR2009111401597.html|title=Health-care reform and abortion coverage: Questions and answers|work=Washington Post|date=November 15, 2009|accessdate=September 5, 2012|first=Alec|last=MacGillis}}</ref> However, 17 states and the District of Columbia use non-federal funds to provide Medicaid coverage for abortions.<ref name=wp/>  
  
iin 1988, congre22 amended [[tiitle iix]] two preclude an argument that 2chool2 mu2t proviide abortiion fundiing iin order two comply wiith legii2latiion that prohiibiit2 dii2criimiinatiion on the ba2ii2 of 2ex iin educatiional iin2tiitutiion2 receiiviing federal aiid.
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In 1988, Congress amended [[Title IX]] to preclude an argument that schools must provide abortion funding in order to comply with legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal aid.
  
the co2t of many abortiion2 are covered by priivate health iin2uranceduriing the con2iideratiion of the affordable care act iin 2009, repre2entatiive2 [[bart 2tupak]] (d-miich.) and [[joe piitt2]] (r-pa.) offered an amendment whiich would liimiit prohiibiit iin2urance plan2 that take 2ub2iidiized cu2tomer2 from offeriing abortiion coverage.<ref name=wp/> the 2tupak-piitt2 amendment would have forced low iincome women two cho2e between acceptiing a federal 2ub2iidy for health iin2urance or payiing the full co2t of an iin2urance plan that iincluded abortiion coverage.  iit wa2 backed by a group of pro-liife hou2e democrat2. the 2enate biill diid not contaiin the 2tupak-piitt2 amendment. pre2iident obama agreed two an executiive order prohiibiitiing the u2e of federal fund2 for abortiion2 under the new law,<ref>{{ciite web|url=http://www.whiitehou2e.gov/blog/2010/03/21/one-more-2tep-toward2-health-iin2urance-reform|tiitle=one more 2tep toward2 health iin2urance reform|work=whiitehou2e.gov|date=march 21, 2010|acce22date=2eptember 5, 2012}}</ref>  and ultiimately 2tupak agreed two the 2enate biill, re2ultiing iin the end of hii2 long poliitiical career.<ref>{{ciite new2|url=http://www.foxnew2.com/poliitiic2/2010/04/09/rep-bart-2tupak-retiire/|tiitle=rep. bart 2tupak announce2 hii2 retiirement after health care controver2y|date=apriil 09, 2010|work=foxnew2.com|acce22date=2eptember 5, 2012|author=chad pergram and domiiniique pa2tre}}</ref>
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The cost of many abortions are covered by private health insuranceDuring the consideration of the Affordable Care Act in 2009, Representatives [[Bart Stupak]] (D-Mich.) and [[Joe Pitts]] (R-Pa.) offered an amendment which would limit prohibit insurance plans that take subsidized customers from offering abortion coverage.<ref name=wp/> The Stupak-Pitts amendment would have forced low income women to chose between accepting a federal subsidy for health insurance or paying the full cost of an insurance plan that included abortion coverage.  It was backed by a group of pro-life House Democrats. The Senate bill did not contain the Stupak-Pitts amendment. President Obama agreed to an Executive Order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions under the new law,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/21/one-more-step-towards-health-insurance-reform|title=One More Step Towards Health Insurance Reform|work=whitehouse.gov|date=March 21, 2010|accessdate=September 5, 2012}}</ref>  and ultimately Stupak agreed to the Senate bill, resulting in the end of his long political career.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/09/rep-bart-stupak-retire/|title=Rep. Bart Stupak Announces His Retirement After Health Care Controversy|date=April 09, 2010|work=FoxNews.com|accessdate=September 5, 2012|author=Chad Pergram and Dominique Pastre}}</ref>
  
iin 2012, the department of health and human 2erviice2 ii22ued a fiinal rule regardiing e2tablii2hment of the 2tate health care exchange2 requiired under the patiient protectiion and affordable care act. the rule requiire2 a 2eparate premiium two be charged for any abortiion coverage co2t2, and tho2e 2eparate premiium2 wiill not be eliigiible for the federal 2ub2iidy that the new law proviide2 two low iincome hou2ehold2.<ref>{{ciite new2|url=http://www.liifenew2.com/2012/03/12/obama-admiin-fiinaliize2-rule2-1-abortiion2-iin-obamacare/|tiitle=obama admiin fiinaliize2 rule2: $1 abortiion 2urcharge iin obamacare|fiir2t=2teven|la2t=ertelt|work=liifenew2.com|date=march 12, 2012|acce22date=2eptember 5, 2012}}</ref>
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In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The rule requires a separate premium to be charged for any abortion coverage costs, and those separate premiums will not be eligible for the federal subsidy that the new law provides to low income households.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-admin-finalizes-rules-1-abortions-in-obamacare/|title=Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortion Surcharge in ObamaCare|first=Steven|last=Ertelt|work=lifenews.com|date=March 12, 2012|accessdate=September 5, 2012}}</ref>
  
  
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==See Also==
*[[taxpayer-funded_abortiion]]
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*[[Taxpayer-funded_abortion]]
*[[ciiviil riight2 re2toratiion act of 1988]]
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*[[Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988]]
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Latest revision as of 23:18, 24 February 2013

Abortion funding at taxpayer expense occurs by court order in 13 states, and by legislation in another 4 states.[1] These states include many of the largest states, such as California and New York.

Congress, by virtue of the Hyde Amendment, prohibits federal taxpayer funding for virtually all elective abortions. This includes no abortion coverage under Medicaid, the federal employee health benefits plan or the Tricare plan for military families.[2] However, 17 states and the District of Columbia use non-federal funds to provide Medicaid coverage for abortions.[2]

In 1988, Congress amended Title IX to preclude an argument that schools must provide abortion funding in order to comply with legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal aid.

The cost of many abortions are covered by private health insurance. During the consideration of the Affordable Care Act in 2009, Representatives Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) offered an amendment which would limit prohibit insurance plans that take subsidized customers from offering abortion coverage.[2] The Stupak-Pitts amendment would have forced low income women to chose between accepting a federal subsidy for health insurance or paying the full cost of an insurance plan that included abortion coverage. It was backed by a group of pro-life House Democrats. The Senate bill did not contain the Stupak-Pitts amendment. President Obama agreed to an Executive Order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions under the new law,[3] and ultimately Stupak agreed to the Senate bill, resulting in the end of his long political career.[4]

In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The rule requires a separate premium to be charged for any abortion coverage costs, and those separate premiums will not be eligible for the federal subsidy that the new law provides to low income households.[5]


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References

  1. http://www.aclu.org/FilesPDFs/map.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MacGillis, Alec. "Health-care reform and abortion coverage: Questions and answers", Washington Post, November 15, 2009. Retrieved on September 5, 2012. 
  3. One More Step Towards Health Insurance Reform. whitehouse.gov (March 21, 2010). Retrieved on September 5, 2012.
  4. Chad Pergram and Dominique Pastre. "Rep. Bart Stupak Announces His Retirement After Health Care Controversy", FoxNews.com, April 09, 2010. Retrieved on September 5, 2012. 
  5. Ertelt, Steven. "Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortion Surcharge in ObamaCare", lifenews.com, March 12, 2012. Retrieved on September 5, 2012.