Reminder, Update: McCaskill “Healthcare Listening Forums

Just a reminder that Sen. Claire McCaskill will be holding a forum on health care this evening in Jefferson City at Lewis and Clark Middle School (325 Lewis and Clark Drive Jefferson City, MO 65101 Map). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the forum beginning at 6.

Update – other forums scheduled for next Monday:
West Plains, MO
West Plains Civic Center Theater
110 St. Louis Street
West Plains, Missouri 65775 Map
Monday, August 31, 9:00 a.m.

Springfield, MO
Gillioz Theater
325 Park Central East
Springfield, MO 65806 Map
Monday, August 31, 12:30 p.m.

McCaskill has stated that the proposed health care legislation in both the House and the Senate would be prevented from covering abortions under the Hyde Amendment. But, as MRL President Pam Fichter explains here, the Hyde Amendment applies restrictions to Medicaid, the federal employee health plan and military programs and would not apply to the new streams of federal funding in the proposed health care plans. National Right to Life does a very thorough job of explaining just how the proposed health care bills can, and most likely will, be interpreted to allow for abortion coverage unless language is written into the bills that specifically excludes abortion as a benefit.

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