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Mikulski Pro-Abortion Amendment to Health Care Bill Hurts Special-Needs Kids

January 7, 2010
Kristan Hawkins
1/6/2010

In the coming weeks we will watch as the House and Senate health care bills are somehow reconciled into one piece of legislation — and abortion will be right in the middle of that debate.

The Senate passed their version of the health care bill with an amendment by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) that requires health insurance issuers to provide coverage for “preventative care” for women and bars the issuers from imposing cost-sharing requirement on such care.

If the final bill includes the Mikulski amendment, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be able to define abortion as “preventative care” in either all or some cases.

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