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CBS News: Trouble for Mitt Romney? Mass. Health Plan Covers Abortion

by | Mar. 08, 2010

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Mitt Romney's role in overseeing passage of a universal health care plan in Massachusetts appears likely to cause headaches for the former Republican governor should he make his widely-expected run for the White House in 2012.

As Matt Yglesias noted Sunday, all of the government-subsidized health care plans offered to low-income Massachusetts residents, under a program called Commonwealth Care, cover abortion.

Abortion has emerged as a crucial fault line in the health care debate, with some moderate House Democrats, led by Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, refusing to sign onto a bill they believe could allow taxpayer money to fund abortion coverage. (The Senate plan that Stupak is rejecting allows subsidized plans to cover abortion but stipulates that taxpayer money cannot pay for that coverage. Those who want abortion coverage would have to write a separate check to pay for it.)

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