Monthly Archives: October 2013

Exchange enrollees finding insurance plans that limit specialists and hospitals

NRL News Today
October 30, 2013   ObamaCare

Exchange enrollees finding insurance plans that limit specialists and hospitals

By Jennifer Popik, JD,Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics

Obamacare09As Americans engage in the increasingly frustrating process of attempting to enroll in health plans in new health care exchanges, many are finding their alternatives limited to cut-rate plans that allow them to see only narrow groups of health care providers that exclude the best specialists and health care centers.

Not only are many plans limiting access to the best doctors and hospitals, but there are many insurers who are not offering any plans at all in the states exchanges.

Meanwhile, an October 30, 2013, Washington Post story reported that hundreds of thousands are getting notices that their health insurance policies they now have will not be renewed. The Post’s Lena H. Sun and Sandhya Somashekhar quoted New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie who told “CBS This Morning”

“The real problem is that people weren’t told the truth. You can remember, they were told that they would be able to keep their policies if they like them. Now you hear hundreds of thousands of people across the country being told they couldn’t.”

While administration apologists claim that “substandard” plans are being replaced by better ones, that is belied by the limitations of the plans now being made available.

More: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/10/exchange-enrollees-finding-insurance-plans-that-limit-specialists-and-hospitals

Americans demand the truth about Obamacare!

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Americans demand the truth about Obamacare!

Massive delays.  Millions unable to sign up for health insurance or even browse to see how much the plans will cost.  Millions of others losing their current health coverage, despite a president’s solemn promise that wouldn’t happen.   

Nothing about Obamacare seems to work.  

But watch.  One aspect of Obamacare will work exactly as planned, because it’s a priority:   

Coverage for abortion.  

If you pay federal taxes, your tax dollars will subsidize health insurance plans on the exchanges that cover abortion.  If you had the impression that abortion was excluded from the bill, or that the Hyde Amendment prevents your tax dollars from helping cover abortion, don’t feel bad.  President Obama even fooled some members of Congress when he promised that abortion wouldn’t be included in Obamacare.  

Exposing the truth about Obamacare is what we’ve done at National Right to Life from day one.  We’ve warned about how Obamacare forces Americans to subsidize abortion coverage, violates their conscience rights, and threatens to ration life-saving medical treatment they or their loved ones need to live.  

Now, with Obamacare back in the news, the need is even greater.  Your donation of $1,000 $500 or $100 can help us warn thousands more about this law that strikes at the very heart of what medicine is supposed to do: preserve and save lives.  If you can give $50 or $35, it will help us reach hundreds who need to hear the truth.   

Please help us work for the day when we can repeal Obamacare – a law that’s deadly to the unborn, deadly to the ill and elderly, and deadly to our tradition of compassion for human life.  
 

 
Carol Tobias,
National Right to Life President
 
 
 

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The Reality Of Forced Abortion In America

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The reality of forced abortion in America

OCTOBER 26

No one can legally force her to get rid of her baby.

She has every legal right to keep her baby.

Many well-kept secrets are difficult to believe, once revealed. And most Americans would assert that forced abortion does not take place in our nation. Unfortunately, the only true part of that statement is that our laws do not force abortion (unlike China’s One Child Policy). However, many women across our nation are indeed faced with forced abortion.

It’s a reality and a well-kept secret for too many women. Girls are returned to their rapists and to situations of incest because their violators force them to get abortions, and abortion clinics allow it. Boyfriends, husbands, and parents threaten harm and homelessness unless a woman consents to abortion. Abortion doctors force abortions on women even after they change their minds.

More: http://liveactionnews.org/the-reality-of-forced-abortion-in-america/#more-42462

Poll Finds 60% Believe Implementation Of ObamaCare Has Been A “Joke”

NRL News Today
October 24, 2013   ObamaCare

Poll finds 60% believe implementation of ObamaCare has been a “joke”

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama

It’s not the only way, but one very useful way of understanding how the public feels about a given subject is to give them polar opposite alternatives to choose from. So Fox News asked Americans what “best describes how ObamaCare is being carried out and implemented” and gave them two options: “It’s a joke” or the launch is “going fine.”

By a two to one margin—60% to 31%–respondents said it’s been a joke!

There is lot to pour over, but since we are going to talk elsewhere today about the rollout of the ObamaCare health insurance exchanges, let me just offer three other conclusions from the answers of 1,020 registered voters.

In many ways, as a candidate, Mr. Obama’s strongest suit was his ability to persuade the public that if elected, he could transcend the usual partisan divides. Fox News asked, “Do you think the Obama Administration is doing more to end the partisan divide in Washington or doing more to push the parties further apart?”

By almost the same margin—59% to 31%–the public said more to push the parties further apart. While absolutely true, that the public now understands this is really stunning. Noteworthy is that 61% of Independents believe the President is doing more to polarize than to bring together.

More: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/10/poll-finds-60-believe-implementation-of-obamacare-has-been-a-joke

“Miracle Baby’ Born 39 Days After His Mother’s Water Breaks

NRL News Today
October 24, 2013   Premature babies

“Miracle Baby’ born 39 days after his mother’s water breaks

By Dave Andrusko

Gideon Whitchurch

Gideon Whitchurch

The outcome represents one of those really feel-good stories. Rachel Whitchurch’s water broke at 28 weeks. When this had happened with her older child (when she was at 35 weeks), she was told it was a “fluke.”

Now, five years later (and after three miscarriages), it happened again, and a full seven weeks earlier in her pregnancy. She thought, “This can’t be happening,” Rachel told Good Morning America.

Rachel and Jeff Whitchurch rushed to Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah. She was told that the baby could be born at any moment.

“We had multiple doctors, nurses, and specialists talk to us and warn us of the risks and problems that we should expect if our baby was born that day or the next,” Rachel told KSL Television. Rachel was put on immediate bed rest and given drugs to stop the contractions and help the baby’s lungs to grow.

“After two days we were told that the longest we could hope for would be a week and if we lasted 10 days it would be a miracle,” she said.

“The Number One concern is infection,” explained Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC Senior Medical contributor. “It is literally a race against time.”

Video and more: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/10/miracle-baby-born-39-days-after-his-mothers-water-breaks

“Obamacare’s Problems Go Much Deeper Than The Web Site”

NRL News Today
October 25, 2013   ObamaCare

“Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site”

By Dave Andrusko

Executives from four contractors came before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday to try to reconcile what they said as recently as September about the health insurance exchanges—everything was hunky dory and on track—and the fiasco of the last three+ weeks.

Executives from four contractors came before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday to try to reconcile what they said as recently as September about the health insurance exchanges—everything was hunky dory and on track—and the fiasco of the last three+ weeks.

Pick you metaphor, although rats abandoning the sinking ship is the one that comes immediately to mind but should probably be rejected.

Since October 1 every day has brought another series of embarrassing revelations about the rollout of ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. And some of THE most uncritical supporters/boosters of President Obama are asking aloud, what next?

Here are just two examples, of many.

David Gregory is host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Appearing on “Morning Joe” this morning, Gregory said the following:

“I think we have to take a step back at the end of the week and ask the most critical question: is ObamaCare doomed if they can’t fix this fast?

“I raise this very provocative question for two reasons. It is this caricature of incompetence that could be associated with ObamaCare for a long time because of such a bad start; and two, the very real fact that they’ve got this limited window to get younger, healthier people enrolled if the whole system is going to work.”

Ezra Klein is so in the tank for President Obama he makes Gregory look like a fiery clinic. But his Washington Post column is headlined, “Sorry liberals, Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site.” (He is talking about fellow liberals, as will become obvious.) His opening is devastating, both for who it comes from and what it says:

“There’s been a rash of commentary from some on the left who’ve decided that the real problem with Obamacare isn’t the crippling technological issues that have made it impossible for almost anyone to enroll in the federally run health-insurance exchanges but the media’s coverage of those problems.

“It’s not the crime, it’s the lack of a cover-up.”

More: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/10/obamacares-problems-go-much-deeper-than-the-web-site

The Continuity of Human Life from Conception Until Natural Death

NRL News Today
October 25, 2013   Fetal Development

The continuity of Human Life from conception until natural death

By Katie McCann

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate, at http://www.ohiolife.org/human-development.

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“The life of a baby begins long before he or she is born. A new individual human being begins growing in the mother’s uterus at fertilization and, if the baby’s life is not interrupted, he or she will someday become an adult man or woman.”[1] In 2008, over 43 million * unborn babies were killed worldwide. [2] In the United States, over 53 million unborn babies have been killed since abortion was legalized in 1973,[3] and more than 1.2 million are killed each year.[4]

As the world-renowned French geneticist Jerome LeJeune asserted, “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a matter of metaphysical contention, it is plain experimental evidence.”

The scientific evidence is beyond dispute:

The unborn baby is alive from the moment of fertilization.

The unborn baby has 46 chromosomes in the cells of his or her body – the scientifically verifiable human genetic code.

The unborn baby from the moment of fertilization is a unique human being – never to be repeated in all of history.

The unborn baby is complete. He or she is programmed from the inside for an ongoing process of growth and development.

The unborn baby has a heartbeat at three weeks and brain waves at six weeks.
Nothing magic occurs at birth which suddenly makes an unborn baby human. The baby is the same baby, whether inside or outside the uterus. Every unborn baby is a complete, individual living human being from the earliest moment of his or her existence at fertilization.

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