In a move that sends the message that her role is a powerful one, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has required health insurers to include Planned Parenthood as an â€œessential community providerâ€ along with other doctors and health facilities in their networks.
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner (WE) reports that most of Planned Parenthoodâ€™s 750 health and abortion clinics in the country will be covered by ObamaCare. Sebelius’ command means that health insurers who wish to participate in the state health care exchanges must cover services by Planned Parenthood, as well as other â€œessential community providers,â€ such as AIDS clinics, pain management facilities, and alternative medicine providers.
â€œWeâ€™ve never covered these sorts of things,â€ a Wisconsin insurer told the WE.
HHS has provided what is called a â€œnon-exhaustive listâ€ of essential community providers–targeted primarily to low-income Americans–to assist health insurers in their search. Approximately 480 Planned Parenthood facilities are included on the HHS list, along with 100 AIDS clinics, family planning clinics, teen services, lesbian and gay centers, high school clinics, and prisons.
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.