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Taxpayer Funding and Choice

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H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017

On Tuesday, January 25, 2017 the House considered H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017. To be clear, federal law already prohibits taxpayer money from being used for abortion services. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established tax credits for small businesses offering PRIVATE insurance to their employees. Under H.R. 7, those small businesses would be prohibited from using those tax credits if any of their private insurance plans include abortion coverage. Today over 80% of private insurance plans available through employers include abortion coverage. H.R. 7 also impacts women who buy their insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplaces established under the ACA. If they choose a plan that includes abortion coverage, they will not be eligible for premium tax credits even if they never use that aspect of their health plan. Simply put, this is an attack on choice. I voted NO. H.R. 7 passed and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
REPUBLICAN

235

0

0

4

DEMOCRAT

3

183

0

7

TOTAL

238

183

0

11

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

0

9

0

0



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