Reader Poll: HB818 Overreaches on Abortion
The exchanges were created to permit individuals to obtain private health insurance and subsidize the plans of those with low income.
The ACA allows states to block plans participating in these exchanges from covering abortions.
Gov. Corbett did so last week in signing HB818, as the PA Independent reported, thereby preventing plans in Pa. participating in the health insurance exchanges from funding abortions.
While advocates of the bill argue that it merely strengthens a line between taxpayer dollars and abortions, opponents believe it crosses a line because the ban also affects private plans.
157 PoliticsPA readers agreed with the bill’s opponents, while 77 believe it’s a legitimate measure.
Here are the full results:
Is HB818 an overreach, or is it legitimate?
- The bill is an overreach by those who want to restrict access to abortion. (67%)
- The bill is legitimate because it’s in keeping with current policy. (33%)