9 months out from the next General Election finds Donald Trump swinging to the Right on several issue including abortion…..
He’s never been a fan of California whose lawmakers have defied him on several policies and issues…
The Trump administration on Friday threatened to cut off some federal funds to California unless it drops a state requirement that private health insurers cover abortion.
The administration says the policy violates a federal ban on discriminating against health care entities that refuse to cover abortion services or refer patients for the procedure when taxpayer dollars are involved. HHS is giving the state 30 days to comply or face the loss of unspecified funds.
“If states receive federal funds from HHS and other agencies, they cannot discriminate against health plans that decline to pay for abortion. Period. Full stop,” Roger Severino, who leads HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, told reporters on a call Friday morning. “We want California to come to the table so people won’t be forced to choose between having insurance coverage for their families and following their conscience.”
Five other states — Illinois, Maine, New York, Oregon and Washington — have similar laws on the books. But HHS is, for now, only singling out California.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom indicated the state won’t change the policy…..