Friday, April 29, 2011

Prohibiting Tax-Funded Abortions in Wisconsin

Good on Zipperer.

LRB 1730 prohibits a qualified health plan offered in Wisconsin through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) from covering abortions that are otherwise ineligible in Wisconsin for taxpayer funding. As part of its major health care legislation, Congress included within the PPACA a provision, section 1303, to give states the ability to prohibit abortion coverage. The section states “A State may elect to prohibit abortion coverage in qualified health plans offered through an Exchange in such State if such State enacts a law to provide for such prohibition.

Sen. Zipperer is circulating 1730. Oughta be a slam-dunk.


Anonymous said...

Yes, Rich Zipperer deserves our thanks. Thanks should also go to Rep. Robin Vos (R-Racine) who is the State Assembly author of this important measure.

Anonymous said...

Think of the jobs this will create!