The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, creates an health insurance exchange through which individuals can obtain insurance from private providers. Low income individuals can have their plans subsidized.
The ACA also allows states to block participating plans from covering abortions.
This week Gov. Corbett signed into law HB818, a measure that forbids any plan that participates in the exchange from covering abortions. The PA Independent has the details.
Supporters say the bill strengthens a long standing line between taxpayer money and abortions. Opponents say that the bill crosses a line because the ban extends even to plans that don’t come with a subsidy.
What do you think?
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%)