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“Think Outside the Box” Blog Proposes Better Abortion Compromise for Health Reform
Date:11/10/2009

The "Think Outside the Box" Solution to the Abortion coverage debate within health reform is to have policyholders select and pay extra for either a plan which covers abortion or a plan which does not.

(PRWEB) November 10, 2009 -- In response to Saturday’s near-derailment of comprehensive health reform over abortion coverage and the possibility that the same thing could happen again in the Senate, www.ThinkOOB.com, “America’s Marketplace of Ideas” today proposed a novel abortion compromise in which policyholders who want abortion coverage as well as those who don’t want it would both buy riders.    

The base policy premium, the same for everyone, would be a little lower than otherwise to start with. Then, people would have to choose whether to be in the insurance pool that covers abortion (probably costing about $1/month beyond the basic premium), or the pool that does not cover abortion, but rather incurs the projected cost of the higher birthrate and higher neonatal care rate in that pool. Because delivery and newborn care cost more than abortion, the cost to join the pool not covering abortion would be somewhat more than $1/month, perhaps $4/month or more.

The entire post can be found here at ThinkOOB Abortion Compromise . (If for some reason the link is dead, www.thinkOOB.com has this posting under “November.”)

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