Rep. Latta Stands Up for Life at E&C Legislative Mark-up

Congressman introduces amendment to ensure transparency about hidden abortion costs in insurance plans

Rep. Bob Latta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Energy and Commerce Committee legislative mark-up yesterday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) introduced a pro-life amendment to ensure that consumers have transparency when purchasing health insurance.

The amendment requires Obamacare Navigators to disclose whether a health insurance policy covers abortion – and what the monthly surcharge is for that coverage.

The amendment to H.R. 1386 would apply to newly established exchanges. It was defeated on a party line vote.

“This amendment was about ensuring that consumers had access to information that could inform their decision when purchasing insurance,” said Latta.

“Americans have a right to know if their premiums are going to a practice that they find abhorrent. The fact that this amendment was blocked shows once again how extreme the abortion agenda has become. Along with Democratic leadership continuing to block the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, this vote shows we need to continue to stand firmly for life. I won’t stop in my efforts to pass policies that protect the unborn.”

Video of Latta speaking on the amendment is available here.