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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Not sure why it matters, but your article now says this:

    The Republican National Committee will no longer offer employees an insurance plan that covers abortion after POLITICO reported Thursday that the anti-abortion RNC's policy has covered the procedure since 1991.

    "Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose," Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement. "I don't know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled."

    Steele has told the committee's director of administration to opt out of coverage for elective abortion in the policy it uses from Cigna.

    Federal Election Commission Records show the RNC purchases its insurance from Cigna, and two sales agents for the company said that the RNC’s policy covers elective abortion.

    As of Thursday, the RNC’s plan covers elective abortion – a procedure the party’s own platform calls “a fundamental assault on innocent human life.”

    Informed of the coverage, RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told POLITICO earlier Thursday that the policy pre-dates the tenure of current RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

    “The current policy has been in effect since 1991, and we are taking steps to address the issue,” Gitcho said.
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    A good reason not to trust the Republicans as well on health-care.

    They don't even know what's in their own insurance. Actually I bet the fiscal cons set that up. They got a good deal and went with it with the full knowledge it covered abortion. Because social conservatism wasn't a big deal to them. Getting good coverage at good prices was important.
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    A good reason not to trust the Republicans as well on health-care.

    They don't even know what's in their own insurance. Actually I bet the fiscal cons set that up. They got a good deal and went with it with the full knowledge it covered abortion. Because social conservatism wasn't a big deal to them. Getting good coverage at good prices was important.
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Would you count Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, or Barry Goldwater as convservatives? They all lost.
    No, but I would count Ronald Reagan, and people thought Sonny Bush was a conservative.

    I don't know how you came to the conclusion that Bob Dole, GHWB, and Ford were conservatives. The only one you listed was Barry Goldwater and his fault was Foreign Policy. So, if you could enlighten me.....
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    No, but I would count Ronald Reagan, and people thought Sonny Bush was a conservative.

    I don't know how you came to the conclusion that Bob Dole, GHWB, and Ford were conservatives. The only one you listed was Barry Goldwater and his fault was Foreign Policy. So, if you could enlighten me.....
    Did I claim they were conservatives?
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Absolutely....the right-wing should splinter off and form their own party.
    Yeah, so you can install socialism easier.
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Would you count Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, or Barry Goldwater as convservatives? They all lost.
    Bush I was no conservative.
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Erod, I love your avatar!

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    Re: RNC Insurance plan covers abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Forget another party. Secession is looking tastier by the day. Just cut the bankrupt west coast and northeast away, and 90 percent of our problems are solved.

    We'd have to install a fence, or a wall!


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