Stopping Abortion on Demand in Obamacare

A September 2014 report by an independent government watchdog confirmed that Obamacare is replete with abortion on demand and that it is often nearly impossible for consumers to determine whether the plan they are considering includes elective abortion. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailed that over 1,000 Obamacare plans sold for 2014 include abortion on demand – including every single plan sold in my home state of New Jersey.

Now the 2015 Open Enrollment has been launched and it appears nothing has changed. Once again it is not clear which plans cover abortion and which do not. Once again, the abortion surcharge–required by law for any plan that includes abortion–is hidden from consumers. And once again many plans include abortion on demand.

While healthcare.gov does not indicate whether plans sold in New Jersey include abortion, I contacted each insurance issuer in my home state and discovered that every single plan sold in New Jersey includes coverage for all abortions. That means in New Jersey 58 out of 58 Obamacare plans include payments for painful abortions, and they are subsidized by federal taxpayer dollars.

A preliminary review also reveals it is likely that ALL plans in Hawaii, Vermont and Rhode Island also include abortion on demand. In the large states of California and New York once again the vast majority of plans include abortion coverage. As was the case in 2014, for 2015 taxpayers all over the nation are being forced to subsidize these abortion-covering plans.