Obama shoves abortion funding down taxpayers’ throats with mandatory $1 insurance payment surcharge

This was entirely predictable, to everyone except Bart Stupak. Remember him? He’s the allegedly pro-life Congressman who basically memory-holed himself shortly after he caved in and voted for Obamacare. What a guy.



And so much for that executive order assuring the American people that Obamacare wouldn’t fund abortions. Obama’s message now to pro-lifers couldn’t be any clearer:

Go pound sand.

Leading pro-life organizations are upset by the news that the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law allowing for a $1 abortion insurance payment surcharge.

As LifeNews initially reported, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

As a knowledgeable pro-life source on Capitol Hill informed LifeNews, as authorized by Obamacare, “The final rule provides for taxpayer funding of insurance coverage that includes elective abortion” and the change to longstanding law prohibiting virtually all direct taxpayer funding of abortions (the Hyde Amendment) is accomplished through an accounting arrangement described in the Affordable Care Act and reiterated in the final rule issued today.

“To comply with the accounting requirement, plans will collect a $1 abortion surcharge from each premium payer,” the pro-life source informed LifeNews. “The enrollee will make two payments, $1 per month for abortion and another payment for the rest of the services covered. As described in the rule, the surcharge can only be disclosed to the enrollee at the time of enrollment. Furthermore, insurance plans may only advertise the total cost of the premiums without disclosing that enrollees will be charged a $1 per month fee to pay directly subsidize abortions.”

Tony Perkins of the Family research Council was quite upset by the news.

“The day that Bart Stupak said would never come is here. Almost two years after the former congressman agreed to an executive order “banning” abortion funding in ObamaCare, the President finally proved how useless it was. For all the time spent trying to shield taxpayers from any involvement in the abortion business, the executive order dissolved this week into what it always was: a meaningless piece of White House letterhead,” he said. “As part of the new regulations on how state health exchanges will work, anyone enrolled in an insurance plan that covers abortion will be responsible for sharing the cost.”

He pointed out how HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explained this way back in 2009. “[W]hether you’re male or female, whether you’re 75 or 25, you would all set aside a portion of your premium that would go into a fund, and it would not be earmarked for anything, it would be a separate [abortion] account that everyone in the exchange would pay… It is a bit confusing, but it’s really an accounting that would apply across the board and not just to women, and certainly not just to women who want to choose abortion coverage.”

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58 thoughts on “Obama shoves abortion funding down taxpayers’ throats with mandatory $1 insurance payment surcharge

  1. UPDATE

    I’ve been in touch with my Congressman, Mike Coffman (CO) and his office tells me that they’ve co-sponsored a bill that specifically repeals this onerous provision and it has passed the house.

    Wouldn’t you know it, the bill is now hung up in the Senate?

    Reach out to your Reps! That’s what they are in office for; listening to their constituents. If they don’t, they’ve missed the point of representative government and will not long be in Congress.

  2. Bull. He knew. He just needed an excuse to vote for it so he could cover his own arse. He knew damn good and well he was screwing us.

  3. something to think about…..

    A scary story

    “I was born in one country, raised in another.
    My father was born in another country.
    I was not his only child.
    He fathered several children with numerous women.

    I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me.
    Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father—-not my mother.

    Later in life, questions arose over my real name. My birth records were sketchy.
    No one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.

    I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my new country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn’t follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.

    I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.
    That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and embarked on a new career.

    I wrote a book about my struggles growing up.
    It was clear to those who read my memoirs, that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.

    I became active in local politics in my 30’s then, with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40’s.

    They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything.
    I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization.
    Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me, as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.
    I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances.
    This bolstered my ego.

    At first, my political campaign focused on my country’s foreign policy…
    I was very critical of my country in the last war, and seized every opportunity to bash my country.

    But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country’s economy.
    I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better, and every poor person would be fed and housed for free.

    I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess.
    It was the free market, banks and corporations.
    I decided to start making citizens hate them and, if they became envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.

    I called mine “A People’s Campaign.”
    That sounded good to all people.

    I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support.
    I knew that, if I merely offered the people ‘hope’, together we could change our country and the world…
    So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include “persecuted minorities”.

    My true views were not widely known and I kept them unknown, until after I became my nation’s leader.
    I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with.
    I’m glad they didn’t.

    Then I became the most powerful man in the world.
    And then the world learned the truth.

    Who am I?

    ADOLF HITLER

    If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE, you should be scared, very scared!”

    1. When are the Republicans going to take a stand against this man Barack Obama?To hell with waiting to see what the next election brings. Take a stand now.

      Under Obama’s rule the government is telling/forcing people of faith to allow/fund things that are great sins in their religion.

      Who would be so arrogant as to tell the Catholics that they must provide birth control to their employees?

      If you have ever wondered how the Germans got to the point where their government was killing Jews in ovens you are seeing how in real time now.

      This evil has to be stopped. We are the frog in the pot of water and the temperature is rising.

  4. God has to be depressed looking down on this country. Its a majority Christian and yet this still remains. Yet we will sit here and act like we are powerless. Its time to stop this crap. Figure out what these abortions will cost each taxpayer and then deduct this bullshit from your taxes. If every Christian did this then could they send us all to jail? No. It would be a PR nightmare for this administration.

    1. God has a plan….hopefully it doesn’t include a second term for Obama. I wonder how far He will let us fall before we wake up and look to him again. I know a large portion of the country does but if you were to watch the news or regular TV you wouldn’t think so.

  5. “The day that Bart Stupak said would never come is here. Almost two years after the former congressman agreed to an executive order “banning” abortion funding in ObamaCare, the President finally proved how useless it was.”

    Can a president be impeached for violating his own executive order?

  6. Just as Reagan once said that the former Soviet Union was an evil empire, I say that Obama is a wicked person.

    Since this site may not allow me to substansiate what I just stated, please access a couple of my online topical messages at thechristianmessagedotorg

    Or, just click on my name on red. It will take you to the site. Access to the right of the page:

    Topical Christian Messages — by Subject

    Then, access the two messages on the top of the page following the abortion subject.

  7. No one will ever convince me Bart Stupak did not know what he was doing. I believe he know the executive order was a farce.

    If after this anyone trusts Obama then they are a fool but then anyone who was planning on voting for him lacks common sense after the last three years.

  8. So the United States government approves baby killing and demands everyone contribute to support the murders. Is this my country….?

  9. I am mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore! THIS HAS GONE TOO FAR.

    I will NOT sit still! I will NOT be forced to pay for this! O MUST GO!

  10. This is why we need Santorum as nominee. Who is stronger on this issue? Romney can’t say anything about this issue because he created the blueprint for Obamacare. We need a nominee who will take on Obamacare with credibility and inform the public of its dangers. Pick Rick! Santorum/West 2012!

  11. Honestly, how in the world would people not see this coming when he was elected? He has ALWAYS been pro death- voted against the Federal Born Alive Act for pete’s sake! And Kathleen Sebelius was a pro death governor. I don’t know how people like Stupack and others are so blind- or they just don’t care.

    1. American’s ability to entrust politicians with thier lives an freedom despite every shred of reason, experience and evidence to the contrary, is staggering.

      Plato called them natural slaves. They do not deserve the great nation with which they have been entrusted.

  12. Could someone point out where it actually says the part about the $1 fund, or anything about people paying two funds? I can’t seem to find it.

  13. It is time to form a nationwide coalition to NOT file taxes for tax year 2012 unti Obamacare is repealed. Completely.

    Let the rebellion begin.

    BS
    Don’t Tread On Me

    PS – NSA, I know you’re reading this. We will not be ruled over. We The People have spoken!

    1. For those that usually get a refund, I recommend that you increase the number of people that you claim on your W4s. If you refuse to file taxes and you are set up to get a refund, then you are only hurting yourself.

      It’s legal to claim as many dependents as you want through the year (I used to claim 14 many years ago, adjusted so that my return in April was only $50-100. That way I got my money throughout the year and not at the end).

      1. This isn’t about money, Nukeman! This is tyranny. The income tax in and of itself is theft. Theft for abortion is rotten to the core evil. Claim more dependents? This won’t end OCare. Hurting myself? What about the unborn?

        BS
        Don’t Tread On Me

        1. I agree with you. I’m just saying they might not care if you’re due a refund. In fact, you only have to file if you owe, technically. I’m looking at ways that will hurt them and get their attention.

          1. Fair enough. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of the electorate gets a return. Man, they getcha every wich way.

            BS
            DTOM

            1. Yes, they get a refund because they don’t file a W4 to not get a refund. That’s why I say you have to do it now. If you have a family of 4, for example, that’s what you have to claim in April and you will probably get a refund. If you set your W4 in January (now it would have to be March, of course) to claim, say, 8, then you wouldn’t get that refund in April and it would mean something to them.

              You would be getting your money throughout the year (each paycheck) rather than in April. People should do this anyway because it’s your money, not the government’s money. Some people want a refund, of course, ’cause it’s a way to involuntarily save.

              I don’t like the government having my money, so I used to claim more to ensure that at the most I got $50-100 back in April. Each paycheck I would set that extra money aside and it was a great savings that I could use throughout the year and not have to wait till April.

              I’m retired now and single, with grown kids, and I make Capital gains in the stock market, so I balance mine now with the Capital Gains instead of the dependents.

              Bottom line is you pay your taxes all year. Filing taxes in April is just in order to get back what is yours. That’s how they get most people. I like your idea, using taxes to combat Obamacare, but it’s pretty tough to get everybody to do it the way I did. It would be tough to get everyone to buy in, but it would be worthwhile.

              Sorry for the run on post.

              1. No need to apologize, your info is much appreciated. My plan of rebellion won’t work. I see your point and have to come up with something else. Having everyone change their W4’s and game the system is too complicated. I’ll have to noodle on this.

                Thanks Nuke,
                BS

  14. Time for a major court challenge, otherwise the only one pounding sand will be the baby-killers like Kathleen Succubus. If it comes down to it then we must obey the laws of God rather than men.

  15. Is anyone really surprised (angry, yes), but surprised? All you have to do is look at her background from when she was up to here eyeballs in Kansas politics.

    Here’ a few tidbits from wiki:

    “Sebelius, a pro-choice rights advocate, has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and they have conducted fundraising activity on her behalf.[68] Sebelius is a member of the Catholic Church; in early March 2009, Archbishop Raymond F. Burke, prefect for the Apostolic Signatura, the Holy See’s highest court, declared that Sebelius should not approach the altar for Communion in the United States, and he noted that, “after pastoral admonition, she obstinately persists in serious sin”[69] In 2003, 2005, 2006, and again in 2008, Sebelius vetoed legislation that would have limited abortions in Kansas.”

    “In September 2005, physician George Tiller won a reception at Cedar Crest, the official residence of the Governor, at an auction benefiting the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus.[75][76] Pro-life commentators in Kansas have publicly criticized Sebelius’s HHS nomination, accusing her of taking campaign donations from Tiller, who was the medical director of an abortion clinic in Wichita.[77] Tiller, who is credited with some 60,000 abortions, was one of Sebelius’s largest campaign donors. On May 31, 2009, Tiller was shot through the eye and killed, by militant Scott Roeder, as Tiller served as an usher during the Sunday morning service at his church in Wichita.”

    I can’t believe this evil woman was or is a Catholic. She must have gone to the same church as Pelosi.

    We all use our keyboards to scream our outrage, but we must do more and we must do it now!

  16. They are setting aside a special fund for abortion, we are all mandated to pay it, and the Insurance companies are not allowed to tell us until we enroll?

    Did I get that all straight? How can they force Insurance companies to not divulge premium info?

    What’s next? They pass a law forbidding us to complain about it?

    And I thought we won WWII.

    1. Yeah, I also noticed the “mandate”not to divulge and my head almost exploded.

      And this part: the change to longstanding law prohibiting virtually all direct taxpayer funding of abortions (the Hyde Amendment) is accomplished through an accounting arrangement…….

      They change a long standing law with Sebelius issuing a rule? My goodness, what the hell country are we in?

    2. I am not currently licensed but I’ve had insurance licenses for a good part of my life, including a series 6 license. That mandate sounds to me like misrepresentation, or at least errors and ommissions. Agents who do this on purpose can and should lose their license. It’s against insurance law. Next there’ll be a sex-change fund, a killing folks that are too old and no longer “useful” fund. I wouldn’t be surprised if it morphed into a fund where self-described Christians bear the brunt of it because they are the most vocal pro-lifers. You know, the same way affirmative action took hold to make up for past abuses of minorities with regards to hiring, education etc.

      If this guy gets reelected, he can only assume that America is ready for full-blown socialism or communism. What he has already done will make a dripping faucet look like Niagara. Ya’ think he’s hoping millions of Christians and other conservatives will rise up? Does he want to make us so angry we do something similar to storming the Bastille? What would he do, shoot us like Syria is doing? Arrest everyone involved based on the new bill quietly signed today, which allows the Secret Service to decide whether or not groups can exercise their free speech at certain locations and at certain times? Which of our freedoms are not under assault, and which major bill has Obama signed that does not carry with it serious, blatant, Constitutional violations?

      Obama lied, freedom died, the law of the land was purposely fried. Are we “stressing the system” yet? Oh boy. Are we ever. Why didn’t this die in the HOUSE! What will townhall meetings look like now? Nothing like that August when they were discussing O’care I’ll wager. Just bend over and take it, or go to jail. Nice. This will not stand the slightest bit of judicial scrutiny.

      1. Wow, you expressed many of our same sentiments. If Bam gets another term, we will no longer have judicial scrutiny when he “fundamentally transforms the courts and re-writes the constitution”.

        These are frightening times in so many ways, but most of all we’re watching the lose of our liberties, one by one, every single day since he took office.

        I’m not sure how much more people can take.

  17. Tony Perkins was upset. The Catholic Bishops were upset. Where have these people been living…in a cave. Now you know why Hitler got away with what he did. No one paid any attention to what he was doing as long as it didn’t involve them personally. Now you know where the saying “First they came for the communist, but I wasn’t a communist so I didn’t say anything” came from. We could substitute just about every organization in the United States into that statement. It wasn’t that no one was saying anything about the socialist take over it’s that Americans did not unit behind whoever was saying it.

    We’ve let it become a full blown crisis so we better unit while there’s enough of us to make any difference and while we’re still the majority. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise either. The left would like to convince us we are outnumbered but if that was true they wouldn’t need to rig elections or welcome illegals to the voting booth or have an immigration policy that includes more unskilled than skilled (we can thank Ed the murderer Kennedy for that last one.) Now’s the time to take a stand and I know there are millions more who agree.

  18. If Stupak were a real man he would hold a press conference and write a op/ed to a major NEWS paper stating the obvious. Obama is a LIAR!

    1. Liar is too nice. Obama is determined to undermine the Constitution and the American people in every possible way he can.

      He is drunk on power and has the whole democrap party and more than a few repuglicans as enablers.

      1. The guy is beyond evil. Now I know what a patriotic German must have felt when they saw Hilter take over. I’m so heart sick for our beloved country.

        1. Welcome to The Right Scoop

          We are all together in this mess and will make this Country better

          Please spread the word

        2. My father immigrated from Europe after WW2. Hitler did not invade, he conquered with the ballot box. His troops were welcomed by fools who listened to quisling politicians and socialist newspapers.

          I grew up hearing those stories, the warnings of how it happened, of the signs of deception in our politicians and news, election after election. I was “smarter than that”, never grasped it, it was “so far away”, it could never happen here.

          Well now it all rings true. The words and warnings now float right in front of my eyes. Hussein Obama and the marxist entrenchment is here. My father’s words have come true. I wish I had listened, understood, trusted. I squandered the wisdom. Now have I no choice but to fight for what I should have been defending.

          1. No sDee, you listened to your father’s warning aptly… and you heard it loud and clear. It takes time for the mold to form on the bread and it happens well before we can see it.

            Now you see it… and like others here, you are calling it out for what it is before it turns really bad. You did NOT squander the wise words.

            Fight on… and we do that now first by exposing the traitor for what “it” is along with the rest of us “Breitbarts” I have too much respect for the Presidency to ever again refer to Obama as President of the United States.

            We are all Breitbart now!

            1. I appreciate your support and stand with you las. What I learned well is fierce independence and standing my ground. I will not be backed into a corner. Hussein and his cabal will soon see what happens when they push us into a corner. With freedom choked, I’ve nothing left to lose and everything to gain.

            2. I have never and will never acknowledge that guy as my President. I have this fantasy that one day he’ll be out on the golf course and be struck by lighting. Then we’ll see a Special Report: “Obama struck by lighting – rushed to hospital”. Then 30 minutes later: “Obama dead!” The jerks in the media will all have tears in their eyes while the rest of us will be saying: “Yesssssssss! Thank you God!”. If this guy keeps it up, maybe this will really happen!

        3. Welcome to RS. You are not alone in your sentiments…there is a wonderful group of patriots here with only the occasional troll. smile

    1. And we even are denied the opportunity to be put in jail for not paying. The insurance providers will simply deny us coverage like a business. :-/

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