1:05 PM EST
Arlen Specter, D-PA

Mr. SPECTER. Currently the criminal justice system results most of the time in fines for health care fraud. That is totally ineffective. But if there were jail sentences imposed, that would be a deterrent to others, something I learned years ago as a prosecuting attorney. We can also come to terms on the abortion issue, allowing women to pay for abortion coverage in their medical care. There is no reason they should be denied in maintaining the principles of the Hyde amendment with no federal

payment for abortion services.

I thank the Chair and yield the floor.