The Republican National Committee has decided to be as heartless with its female employees (and the female family members of its employees) as Republican politicians want to be with women receiving federally-subsidized health care. Â Having for years offered normal health insurance that includes abortion coverage, the RNC has now decided to penalize unwanted pregnancy by telling its insurer not to pay for abortions.
That raises an interesting question. Â How much, if any, money is the RNC saving by doing so? Â Since abortions are cheap compared to perinatal care and delivery, denying coverage could actually add to total costs. Â So inquiring minds want to know whether Cigna will be lowering its rates when it offers its employees the inferior coverage demanded by the Religious Right.