116 U.S. Reps say Hyde protections need to apply to healthcare funding for unemployed Americans

Today Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) led 116 Members in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership stating that it is essential that Hyde protections are applied to any funding or tax credits provided for the health care needs of unemployed Americans. The letter asks that H.R. 6742, the Protecting Life in Crisis Act, be included in the next bipartisan COVID-19 relief package.

Rep. Mike Conaway

The letter explains that H.R. 6742 “prohibits any funds that are authorized or appropriated for the purposes of preventing, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 pandemic, domestically and internationally, from going towards abortions or abortion coverage. In addition, this bill also addresses any attempts to use refundable tax credits from being used to purchase coverage on the exchanges or for COBRA continuation coverage.”