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Press Release: Obamacare Continues to Force More Americans to Choose Between Their Healthcare and Their Conscience in 2019

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Obamacare Continues to Force More Americans to Choose Between Their Healthcare and Their Conscience in 2019   

23% MORE ACA plans to cover abortion in 2019, pro-life Americans now have a choice in a non-insurance option, healthcare sharing

TEMPE, AZ – November 27, 2018 – Two pro-life research organizations say their fifth annual review of elective abortion coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)  shows an alarming increase in taxpayer-funded abortions in Obamacare-compliant plans. The number of states that allow abortion coverage in 2019 has risen by 23% over 2018 levels. Other findings include:

  • Of all individual and family exchange plans in the 24 states (and Washington, D.C.) that allow abortion coverage, 65% (650 plans) cover elective abortion — up from 53% in 2018. 
  • In eight states and Washington, D.C., 100% of ACA plans cover elective abortion. There is no pro-life option.
  • In 2018, an estimated 2.2 million people in states that allow abortion coverage are receiving $11.2 billion in tax credits for abortion-providing plans.

“We are grateful to the Family Research Council and the Charlotte Lozier Institute for staying vigilant (Obama Care Abortion Study) and raising awareness of the ever-increasing threats to life and conscience rights under Obamacare. We at Solidarity continue to push for legislation to prevent taxpayers from funding abortion, and for complete transparency alerting health insurance consumers when their plans cover abortion,” said Solidarity HealthShare COO, Chris Faddis.

“The lack of transparency remains the biggest problem for health insurance customers under Obamacare,” said Solidarity HealthShare CEO, Brad Hahn. “It hides how plans report abortion coverage, forcing many families to pay indirectly for others’ abortions. People need to know that there is a much more ethical and affordable health care option available in all 50 states with Solidarity HealthShare.”

Solidarity HealthShare has members, not customers – it is a community helping one another pay for healthcare expenses, keeping costs down by negotiating fair and reasonable pricing while not paying for immoral medical procedures. 

“Make no mistake—our desire is that abortion become not only illegal but unthinkable, and that women have a range of life-affirming options. Until this happens, all who oppose abortion must be made aware of health care plans that are complicit in abortion procedures and find more ethical options like healthcare sharing,” said Hahn. 

Solidarity HealthShare believes the more Catholics realize the opportunity they have to grow this community sharing health costs, the more they will have power together to affect real change in healthcare, working to restore and rebuild an authentic Catholic healthcare system.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Phelan – [email protected]

PUBLIC CONTACT: www.SolidarityHealthShare.org – 844-313-4999

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Solidarity HealthShare is a healthcare sharing ministry that offers its members an affordable and ethical way to pay for healthcare. Based on the social and moral doctrine of the Catholic Church, we protect our members’ well-formed consciences by sharing in the costs of life-affirming healthcare, and by refusing to participate in unethical medical practices. Our mission is to restore and rebuild an authentic Catholic healthcare system that promotes the sanctity of all human life, while facilitating the sharing of our members’ medical expenses.