An Obama administration official refused Sunday to rule out the possibility that federal tax money might be used to pay for abortions under proposed health care legislation.
Peter R. Orszag, the White House budget director, asked whether he was prepared to say that “no taxpayer money will go to pay for abortions,” answered: “I am not prepared to say explicitly that right now. It’s obviously a controversial issue, and it’s one of the questions that is playing out in this debate.”
Senator Judd Gregg, Republican of New Hampshire, who along with Mr. Orszag was asked about the issue on “Fox News Sunday,” said it had the potential to complicate the legislative battle over health care. “I would hate to see the health care debate go down over that issue,” Mr. Gregg said.
Abortion has been simmering behind the scenes as an issue in legislation to guarantee access to health insurance for all Americans. The debate affects not only the public health insurance plan that Democrats want to create, but also private insurers, who would receive tens of billions of dollars of federal subsidies to cover people with low and moderate incomes.
Under the House bill, for example, most insurers would have to provide an “essential benefits package” specified by the health and human services secretary, who would receive recommendations from a federal advisory committee. Opponents of abortion want Congress to prohibit inclusion of abortion in that benefits package, while advocates of abortion rights say the package should be left to medical professionals to determine.
In an analysis of the House bill, the National Right to Life Committee said that ordinary principles of administrative law could allow the Obama administration to determine what would be included in the benefits package. “There is no doubt,” the group said, “that coverage of abortion will be mandated, unless Congress explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of federal authority to define ‘essential benefits.’ ”
Even if the health secretary did not require coverage of abortion, the group said, “federal courts would interpret the broadly worded mandatory categories of coverage to include abortion.”
And who doesn't want to eliminate some of the weak? I mean, they are just drags on the economy, right? I mean, so what if my friend John D. served his country nobly on Saipan, Iwo Jima, and throughout the Pacific as a Marine on the ground in those hellholes (for those of you who have gone through public schools in the past decade, these were battles in World War II); he has so many medications and procedures he needs done, why not let him die or make him pay it all himself? I mean, who cares that the government made a promise to help fund elderly care? Don't think it could happen? Who knows what is in the bill? Obama doesn't!!!!!:
BLOGGER: Investor's Business Daily, they're saying that H.R. 3200 will make individual private medical insurance illegal. Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?
OBAMA : You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you're talking about.
He wants healthcare reform, but yet he doesn't know about a key piece of the legislation that will affect hundreds of thousands of Americans?
So, Obamacare will destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of elderly. They will no longer have unfettered access to care, but will have to have counselor tell them what they can and cannot get. Wow, that is really going to be helpful! Not! They will no longer be able to get what they need, but only what government says they need. And who will set the standards of who gets what?
And then there is Obama's czar of science John Holdren:
Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens.
The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?
These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
• People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
• A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force.
Impossible, you say? That must be an exaggeration or a hoax. No one in their right mind would say such things.
Well, I hate to break the news to you, but it is no hoax, no exaggeration. John Holdren really did say those things, and this report contains the proof. Below you will find photographs, scans, and transcriptions of pages in the book Ecoscience, co-authored in 1977 by John Holdren and his close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. The scans and photos are provided to supply conclusive evidence that the words attributed to Holdren are unaltered and accurately transcribed.
You know, maybe Holdren is merely picking up where Ernst Rubin left off....Who is Ernst Rudin? Just one of the heads of another "community organizer's" attempts at better living through Eugencis programs...he lived in Germany, in the 1930s...Gee, who could that other community organizer be? Liked to hang papers....It escapes me....
Look at this gem
I actually read this section (Yes I am sick :)) There is a call for Mandatory Ederly counseling on end of life care. This is absoloutely sick. Why is the government now involved in telling seniors how to deal with their golden years medically. Do you think there will be some abuse???????