STATE VIOLATES FEDERAL LAW AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
In August 2014, in violation of federal law and without public hearings, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) quietly sent letters to providers of health care coverage requiring them to include elective abortion coverage in all health plans sold in the state. In doing so, DMHC manipulated the market in order to promote its pro-abortion policies. DMHC also violated the Constitution and federal law:
1. The Constitutional rights of pro-life employers to choose health insurance plans that do not conflict with their beliefs on the dignity of human life.
2. The federal Weldon Amendment prohibiting States receiving federal funding from discriminating against health insurance plans that do not provide abortion coverage.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently investigating these DMHC actions.
Letters from DHMC to insurance companies – see “Communications from the DHMC”:
Pro-life community letter of protest to DMHC: https://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/9279
Complaint letters to HHS: https://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/9346