Democrats’ Plan for New ‘Medicaid-Like’ Program Would Pay for Elective Abortions

Raphael Warnock speaks to the media following the weekly Senate lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., July 13, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) Will pro-life Senator Joe Manchin insist on an alternative that doesn’t fund abortion as part of the reconciliation bill?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D emocratic senators are pushing to expand Medicaid via the upcoming $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which they can pass on a party-line vote — and one plan getting a lot of attention would fund elective abortions.

A bill sponsored by Democratic senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia would create a new “Medicaid-like” program that would provide health care without any premiums to low-income residents in the twelve states that declined to participate in Obamacare’s expansion of the existing Medicaid program.

“The Medicaid Saves Lives Act was introduced this week, and I hope to get it included in the reconciliation bill,” Warnock told National Review in …

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