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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Republicans demand HHS issue regulations restricting abortion coverage in high-risk pools

Following the issuance of an Executive Order last week stating that women in the High Risk Pools that have been set up as a temporary pools until the state-run insurance exchanges are up and running are ineligible to have an abortion, 13 Republican senators are demanding further rules preventing any woman from obtaining an abortion while enrolled in these plans, even if they pay for a separate rider out of their own pocket.  This on top of the Hyde Amendment, which already prevents the use of federal funds in the case of an abortion.

Senate Republicans on Wednesday called on the Obama administration to "act immediately" to prohibit federally funded state high-risk pools from covering elective abortion.

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