The House will call Rep. Stupak’s bluff and pass healthcare reform with or without his support.
Here comes healthcare! Maybe. Plus, a mini round up to strengthen your moral fiber.
At the recent health reform summit, Minority Leader John Boehner again repeated the misleading canard that the White House’s healthcare reform bill would allow public funding of abortions.
Were you glued to your computer monitor yesterday watching the White House’s Healthcare Summit? If not you probably didn’t notice the glaring lack of women legislators invited. And naturally the issue of abortion was one of the many objections raised by Republicans in objection to the president’s bill.
How many women leaders were invited to the health care summit? Girls, hold your breath. Grand total: four. That’s right, four, one of whom is Nancy Pelosi. So, actually, three, count ‘em, three other women members of Congress (total membership: 535 people), including, count her, one, female U.S. Senator.
A seemingly feel-good bill to require insurance plans to cover maternity care and contraception in Colorado is fraught with problems that could have been solved by long-delayed federal legislation.
Today, President Obama will hold a televised health care summit on his recently released plan for health reform, a last-ditch attempt to get Republicans to offer ideas for reform. In fact, he’s hoping to give the GOP enough rope to hang itself.
Instead of looking at the areas of most importance to all of us on healthcare, the conversation is hijacked by this central concern about whether women are going to continue to choose to be mothers, says Marie Wilson of The White House Project.
President Obama flinches every time support for abortion comes up in policy debates — from the stimulus bill to healthcare reform. How can we be motivated to come out to the polls when we doubt whether our needs are his priority?
The stalemate on health reform and proposed cuts to social programs in the federal budget have AIDS advocates concerned about the Administration’s commitment.