Senators turn back ID requirement for immigrant healthcare
The only reason to reject an identification requirement is so illegal immigrants can be part of the system.
And, of course, we've been told that Obamacare would not provide taxpayer funding for abortion, so it's a bit surprising that an amendment specifying this would get shot down.
Democrats on the committee, along with pro-abortion-rights Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) rejected Hatch's argument, saying it would be unfair to require women to purchase separate insurance coverage for abortion services. Such a requirement, Snowe said, would raise privacy issues by asking women to anticipate their need for abortion coverage.
How does this raise a "privacy issue"? If you want an abortion, you pay for it. That's your privacy for you. You don't get to use my tax money to pay for your "choice."
If Democrats were serious about these issues, they would pass the amendments. That they don't want them illuminates their goal: to give illegal immigrants health care free of charge and to have taxpayer funding of abortion.