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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Abortion looms as possible block to health bill

Read Here: My Way News - Abortion looms as possible block to health bill:

"The way abortions are covered under health care reform is a major obstacle to
finalizing the legislation, even though the House and Senate both agree that no
federal money should be used...The stumbling block is whether insurance plans
that get federal money are completely barred from covering abortions, or whether
they can cover it as long as they require customers to write separate checks for
the procedure using their own money....Why does that matter?...Because the
House and Senate solved the dispute in different ways, neither of which makes
everyone happy, and now they have to find a further compromise...'Something's
going to have to give,' said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., author of the abortion
language in the House. ...At this point it's not clear what that will be, although talks to resolve

the issue have already begun and all involved in the intraparty dispute say they want to be able

to support a final health care bill."

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