Sep 16, 2014

Obamacare’s Broken Promise on Life

Washington, D.C. – Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on a Government Accountability Office report detailing another Obamacare broken promise that the law would not fund abortion coverage and that insurance plans would be transparent in their coverage of it:

“When jamming the law through Congress, the Administration and Washington Democrats insisted that Obamacare would not fund abortions. The harsh and sad reality that today’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) report confirmed is that there is little the Administration is doing to live up to that promise. Taxpayer subsidies are paying for plans that cover abortion and none of the plans interviewed by GAO are being required to comply with Obamacare’s accounting gimmick of separate surcharges for abortion coverage. The report further shows that the Obama Administration is not enforcing the requirement that plans covering on-demand abortion services make that information available to consumers. This means that the American people, including those who object to taxpayer dollars being spent on any such coverage, may not even be aware that the plan they are purchasing provides for on-demand abortion services. I thank the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Pro-Life Caucus for their persistent work in exposing the Administration’s broken promises. Today’s report should be another clarion call—we must repeal this broken law and replace it with a step-by-step, patient-centered alternative that ensures that taxpayer dollars are not used to pay for abortions.”