RNC purchases its insurance from Cigna. Two sales agents for the company said that the RNC’s policy covers elective abortion.show the
Informed of the coverage, RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told POLITICO that the policy pre-dates the tenure of current RNC .
“The current policy has been in effect since 1991, and we are taking steps to address the issue,” Gitcho said.
Leading up to passage of the House health care reform bill last week, 176 House Republicans joined 64 Democrats in voting for the so-called Stupak amendment, a measure that prohibits federal funds from being used to buy health insurance that covers elective abortions.
A spokeswoman for the employee insurance policy.– the campaign arm for the House Republicans – said it does not include coverage for elective abortions in its
“The policy does not cover abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger,” the NRCC spokeswoman said.
According to several Cigna employees, the insurer offers its customers the opportunity to opt out of abortion coverage – and the RNC did not choose to opt out. (More)
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