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  •  Anyone from MO, ID, KY, OK, or ND... (2+ / 0-)
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    Buttercup61, Gravis

    know why this is the case?

    Five states — Missouri, Idaho, Kentucky, Oklahoma and North Dakota — already ban private insurance from covering abortion.

    WHy are states allowed to ban private insurers from covering abortion since it is a constitutionally protected right?  This doesn't make sense to me.  Is this due to the fact that private insurance is regulated by the states?  Or does the quote refer to state and public employees private insurance plans that are financed with tax dollars? And is this also true  for self-insured plans in those states that fall under the federal ERISA law (Emloyees Retirement Income and Security Act)?

    Anyone in the know?

    Co-op + Public Option = Co-option. Call your Represenative, Senator, and the White House to Demand Public Option

    by SuburbanGrrrl on Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 04:53:54 PM PST

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