HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress today she didn’t know if Obamacare health care plans force Americans to pay for abortions, despite evidence that many plans will force enrollees to fund abortions.
Although Americans will definitely fund abortions under Obamacare, the top health care official didn’t know that was the case.
“If someone, a constituent of mine or someone in this country, has strongly-held pro-life views, can you commit to us to make sure that the federal exchanges that offer that are clearly identified so people can understand if they’re going to buy a policy that has abortion coverage or not, because right now you cannot make that determination,” Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) asked.
“Sir I don’t know,” Sebelius responded. “I know exactly the issue you’re talking about. I will check and make sure that is clearly identifiable.”
“Here’s our request: Can you provide for the committee the list of insurers in the federal exchange who do not offer as part of their package abortion coverage?” the congressman inquired.
After prodding from the Congressman, Sebelius said she will list #Obamacare insurers not offering abortion coverage so pro-life people can find abortion-free plans in the Obamacare exchanges.
“I can do that sir,” Sebelius said, to which Shimkus responded, “We should be able to do it.”
“I just said… ” Sebelius replied but Shimkus corrected her, “You said if we can do it.”
“No I think we can do that, is what I said,” Sebelius said.
“I think we can do it, or I know we can do it,” Shimkus asked.
“I can’t tell you what I don’t know firmly right now,” Sebelius said. “I know that is the plan, I will get that information.”