Uncategorized

Gov McCrory’s favorite abortion bill – the low profile private health insurance ban

mcblog2Lots of the discussion around the abortion bill (S353) Gov. McCrory says he will break his campaign pledge and sign has focused on the extensive new regulations aimed at health clinics providing abortion services that are aimed at putting the clinics out of business.  There is another part of the bill however that will affect all women in NC who decide to buy private health insurance plans through NC’s new health exchange established as part of national health reform.

With this bill McCrory and NC legislators will prevent women, who are buying health plans in the health exchange with their own money, from choosing to buy health plans that cover abortion services.  Only plans that cover abortion in very narrow circumstances related to some health conditions would be allowed – yet one more instance of NC legislators wanting to make decisions about what health services women need and what health services the honorables, in their infinite wisdom and “deliberations” in Raleigh, decide women don’t need.

For free-market legislators, shouldn’t women be able to buy whatever plan they like in the health exchange with their own money?  Sure some women might get a tax credit to help purchase coverage, but I thought that was the whole point of a tax credit – the taxpayer gets to spend his or her own money as they see fit.  I guess personal responsibility and choice go out the window for GOPers on this issue once again.

2 Comments


  1. Jack

    July 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    What a surprise. A politian breaking a promise.

  2. Alex

    July 16, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Spell check must not be working now !

Check Also

Senator Richard Burr: Makes up his own facts about NC Medicaid in order to criticize it

North Carolina’s Senator Burr used to be a ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement refuses to disclose any details of probe into alle [...]

Senate favors form of merit selection for judges as alternative to House judicial redistricting bill [...]

North Carolinians hoping to find out who’s been funding Rep. Justin Burr’s crusade this legislative [...]

The SePro Corporation is receiving as much as $1.3 million in taxpayer money to chemically kill the [...]

Here is something you probably haven’t heard much lately, if at all, given the shocking news from Ch [...]

Lawmakers to return to Raleigh yet again; agenda may include dangerous “de-reg” proposal The North C [...]

The three federal judges could have just come right out and said it: The Republicans who rule the N. [...]

3---number of states that adopted new state Earned Income Tax Credits in 2017---Montana, Hawaii, and [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more