GAO Says Obamacare Subsidies Pay for Abortions

According to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),  there has been widespread violation of the rules that are supposed to prevent our tax dollars from being used to pay for abortions covered by insurance plans sold on the Obamacare health exchanges.

The GAO, a nonpartisan investigatory arm of Congress, reported last week that “not a single one of the 18 insurance companies that are selling abortion-covering plans, and that responded to the GAO, actually were collecting the required separate payment” for the abortion coverage, according to National Right to Life.

The purpose of the “separate payment” is to make sure the abortion coverage is paid for by the customer who wants it, and not by us citizens, whose taxes subsidize insurance premiums for 87% of the people who purchase insurance on the government exchanges.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) said, “When jamming the law through Congress, the administration and Washington Democrats insisted that ObamaCare would not fund abortions. The harsh and sad reality that today’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) report confirmed is that there is little the administration is doing to live up to that promise.”

Here’s Politico’s story. And here’s one from The Hill.