Democrat Health Care Bill Would Ban Private Health Insurance, Force Americans to Fund Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 28, 2019   |   5:53PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion Democrats – the same group that claims the government should stay out of women’s “reproductive health care” decisions – are pushing a radical new health care bill that would ban private health insurance and force Americans to fund abortions.

Townhall reports the new “Medicare for All” bill, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, expands government control of health care much further than Obamacare did.

Despite an estimated cost of $40 trillion in the first 10 years and no plan to pay for it, more than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House already have signed on in support of it, according to the report. Jayapal said they plan to formally introduce it next week.

The bill would push the Democratic Party’s pro-abortion agenda even further by mandating that all abortions be paid for under the taxpayer-funded program, the report states. It also would take away power from the states by prohibiting them from defunding Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses, Politico reports.

Here’s more from Townhall’s Guy Benson:

Now the party that took a giant bite at the healthcare reform apple just a few years ago (implementation started in 2013) wants to throw out their entire new law and replace it with a government supremacist scheme. This is an admission of failure. This bill’s lead sponsor calls the current state of American healthcare “absolutely atrocious.” …

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Via NBC News, “The legislation’s most contentious provision would end private health insurance and replace it with a government system.”  Yes, virtually all private coverage would be outlawed, forcing every single American into an innovation-crushing, government-run system.  Approximately 177 million Americans currently receive private health insurance, either through their employers, or directly from insurers.  The vast majority of these people are satisfied with their coverage, according to Gallup.  All of these people would be uprooted from their existing plans and funneled into the federal bureaucracy.

Polls also indicate that a strong majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions. A 2019 national poll by Marist University found that a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions, while 39 percent support them. Similarly, a 2016 Politico/Harvard University poll found that just 36 percent of likely voters supported taxpayer funding for abortions, while 58 percent opposed it.

Despite the consistently strong opposition, it has been a key issue of abortion activists and the Democratic Party. In 2016, the Democratic National Committee approved a platform calling for full support of abortion for any reason up to birth and taxpayer funding of abortions, and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned on the issue.

There is basically no chance that the pro-abortion bill will pass the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate or be signed by President Donald Trump. But Democrat lawmakers’ strong support shows just how far the party wants to go to control healthcare and support the killing of unborn babies.