Six states and DC sue Trump administration over abortion insurance coverage mandate

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser called the separate billing policy an administrative nightmare. Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the Trump administration over an abortion insurance coverage billing mandate. This regulation requires insurers to submit a second, separate invoice for reproductive health care. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy became effective last Tuesday. The new HHS mandate applies to states that permit insurers on their individual exchanges to sell reproductive health and abortion insurance coverage. The lawsuit is led by California and was…

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Abortion insurance coverage limits passed in Texas House

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Women in the state will need to pay an additional health plan premium to include non-emergency abortions. Texas abortion insurance coverage will soon involve an additional health plan premium for women who want this added protection. The Texas House recently passed a new bill. It would mean that non-emergency abortions, what opposition are referring to as “rape insurance” will require women to pay more. House Bill 214 received early approval in Texas making it more likely that women will need to pay more for elective abortions. The additional abortion insurance…

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Insurance news from Scranton shows no more rape abortion coverage

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The college in Pennsylvania intends to stop its policies from paying for these procedures under those specific circumstances. The University of Scranton, a Jesuit school, has revealed insurance news affecting its employees, which showed that its insurance plans will no longer be providing coverage for abortion procedures following cases of incest, rape, or pregnancies that threaten the life of the woman. The college has said that this move aligns with Catholic doctrine and it is therefore removing the coverage from its employee plans. At the same time, the faculty union…

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Abortion insurance ban approved by Pennsylvania Senate

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The legislation passed by a vote of 31 to 19 and is now headed to Governor Corbett to be signed. The Senate has just passed legislation that bans abortion insurance coverage on policies that are sold through the state’s health insurance exchange, which was formed by the federal healthcare reforms. The bill is now being sent to Governor Tom Corbett’s desk to receive a signature that he has already agreed to provide. Once Corbett adds his signature, the bill will be made into law, as House Bill 818 has passed…

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Health insurance coverage decision in Washington blocks abortion coverage

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The State Senate has stopped a discussion on a plan that would make this coverage a requirement. The Washington state Senate – a coalition dominated by Republicans – has just stopped a discussion for a plan in the state to add a requirement for health insurance companies to provide coverage for abortion. The procedural motion was voted down after a heated exchange in the chamber. Some of the Democrats from the Washington Senate had moved to add a health insurance bill before a primary deadline. They said that they had…

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ACLU files lawsuit over law banning insurance coverage for abortions

According to the ACLU, a Kansas law that bans health insurers from being able to provide coverage for an abortion is unconstitutional. In Federal Court, the ACLU stated that this law prohibits women from receiving coverage even if the fetus has miscarried and “has no chance of survival.” They added that the only reason that the law is in place is to make it harder for women to be able to have and afford abortion care. House Bill 2075 was signed into law on May 25, 2011 by Republican Governor…

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