Trump administration threatens to withhold federal funds from California

Trump administration threatens to withhold federal funds from California

The Trump administration has threatened to withhold federal funds from California due to the state’s requirement that all insurance plans must cover abortion. Officials working at the Department of Health and Human Services have said that the decision by California amounts to people paying for other people’s abortions and is thus a violation of federal law.

porcus 3 months

This should be done. It's a great step. As well as withhold federal disaster recovery funds from California for their poor land management policies that cause massive wildfires every year.

Ben B.
Ben B. 3 months

Good, about time. Don't give it back until they repeal MediCal for illegal immigrants too

Sir_Kutz 3 months

I as a cis white male don’t need abortion insurance.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 3 months

California mis-manages funds to the point of near-bankruptcy. It's beginning to resemble a feudal society with only two social classes. More people are leaving than moving there. How could anyone see federal funding as a good investment at this point?

David 3 months

it would be one thing if it was only for abortions where the physical well-being of the mother is a concern but the rest of abortions are elective procedures and I see no reason why people should be taxed for procedures that are not needed.

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 3 months

Insurance plans should be ala cart. So you can pick up the coverage you want and decline the coverage you don’t.

Gerald 3 months

I live in California and I support this! End the murder of unborn children.

anthony 3 months

I don't understand this. I hardly ever use my medical, car and homeowner's insurance yet I still pay premiums that occasionsly increase due to other people's claims in the plan. If abortion is a covered expense why is it being singled out as an exclusion? Forget about the moral arguments here for a second as that's not the issue. If the insurance companies want to cover it why can't they? Why is the government interfering in a private matter especially when the procedure is still legal? The government continues to overreach every time they get the chance.

Innerparty 3 months

Good for Trump.

not the 1%
not the 1% 3 months

Federal govt.... We won't give u these millions if u do this California..... We won't give u these Billions if u do that.... Healthcare is shit Education is shit Social services are shit 401ks will be worthless for most Americans when it comes time to cash in.... But ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION.. The MOST IMPORTANT "LOOK OVER THERE NOT HERE" political issue of out time

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 3 months

I think it's necessary to have abortion's covered on insurance. some one accidentally gets preggers shouldn't be forced to have the baby if they don't want to. as I day to all prolifers if your so pro life go support the kids in foster care. but you wont bcs you don't care about them.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 3 months

I am all for abortion. While I do not hold it as a "human right" I think the more leftist that kill themselves off the better. I am against making hard working people pay for others mistakes. So I support this decision.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

Good. California's gdp is high enough that they shouldn't need any

America 3 months

Good. That'll learn 'em.

kevin 3 months

Yes iageee

Jack 3 months

You don’t fight hypocrisy with hypocrisy. Bunch of selfish individuals vying for their dirt mound.

ProgressiveBum 3 months

I call bs

Lord 3 months

Republicans have been actively trying to control a woman's body at both the state and federal levela for decades, attempting to restrict access, until they can overturn Roe v Wade to ban abortions entirely, and have recently worked to pass a law to send any doctor who performs an abortion to prison and face the death penalty. But hey, a state government mandating coverage of abortions is government overreach and must be put to a stop.

David 3 months

Ha! What could go wrong with that hare brained idea? CA could withhold the billions it pays in Federal remittances, that's what. Elect a clown, expect a circus.

Carol 3 months

Does that go for POC: red, and yellow, black and brown? How about babies after they get here?

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