Dozens of states are refusing to participate in the pro-abortion Obamacare scheme and several states have still yet to make a decision about it. Leading pro-life and conservative activists are calling on voters in states yet to decide to ask their governors to reject participation.
The Obamacare legislation does not contain and language preventing taxpayer funding of abortions and it contains the HHS mandate that compels religious groups to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.
Ken Klukowski, a legal analyst with the Family Research Council, breaks down the process of how states are deciding:
“First, Obamacare expands taxpayer-funded healthcare under Medicaid. The one part of Obamacare that the Supreme Court struck down was the provision allowing the federal government to withdraw all Medicaid funds from states that decline to go along with the expansion. As a result, states can either stay with Medicaid as it currently is, for citizens up to 100% of the poverty line, or they can join Medicaid 2.0, which goes up to 133% of the poverty line, with billions of extra federal dollars to pay for much of the expansion, but leaving states to pay collectively $50 billion more per decade.
Second, Obamacare requires insurance exchanges where people can buy coverage, but the Constitution forbids the federal government from commanding the states to pass legislation or run a federal program. States must choose to do so.”
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