Abortion insurance bill moves through Washington Senate

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The measure is now on its way to the state House, in which previous years have passed it. The Washington Senate recently passed an abortion insurance bill, sending it forward to the House. Should the measure become law, it would mean that insurance companies in the state that offer maternity care would also be required to provide coverage for contraception and elective abortions. Senate Bill 6219 passed the Senate with a vote of 26-22, including the vote of one Republican. In this vote, Senator Joe Fain (R) voted along with…

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Texas governor signs so-called “rape insurance” bill signed into law

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The new coverage restriction requires women to have to pay for a supplemental plan to cover non-emergency abortions. Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has now signed House Bill 214 into law, passing a bill critics say will require women to have to pay for rape insurance. The law restricts abortion insurance coverage so that women will need to pay for a supplemental plan if they want to be covered for the procedure in non-emergency circumstances. Democratic opponents of the bill condemned it for forcing women to have to pay…

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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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Abortion insurance ban reversed by Texas House

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The House Calendars Committee sent a controversial bill prohibiting the coverage to the full chamber. On Sunday night, the Texas House Calendars Committee made the decision to reverse a controversial bill that banned abortion insurance coverage from being included in the health plans sold over the exchange. This stopped the marketplace for Affordable Care Act compliance from selling plans covering abortions. As a result of the decision of the committee, this abortion insurance bill will now be sent back to the full chamber for a vote. The reversal has to…

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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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Health care reform in California reverses position on abortion insurance

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Insurers in the state will no longer be able to sell plans that limit or exclude coverage for the procedure. Among the latest parts of the health care reform in California has been a regulation that states that insurers will no longer be able to sell policies that include limitations or exclusions of abortion coverage, according to the administration of Governor Jerry Brown. This represents a complete reversal of the position that had previously been held in California. The Department of Managed Health Care has now put out letters to…

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Rape insurance repeal attempt underway by Michigan Legislature Democrats

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A new legislative push led by Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) is aimed at the controversial law. While lawmakers in Michigan may be on a considerable break for the summer, the Democrats in the state are currently working on a considerable effort in the form of a campaign within the legislature with the purpose of repealing the rape insurance legislation that was introduced by citizens in the state requiring them to purchase a separate coverage to pay for abortions. The law was originally enacted back in December, but bills are…

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Rape insurance now implemented in Michigan

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The controversial law regarding coverage for abortions has now become effective in the state. The highly controversial Abortion Insurance Opt-Out law, which has been nicknamed the “rape insurance” law, has now gone into effect in the state of Michigan, which would require women to purchase separate plans in order to cover an abortion except in a case in which the woman was a victim of a sexual crime that caused her to become pregnant, or if the unborn baby was putting the woman’s life at risk. Supporters have say that…

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Abortion insurance ban considered for some NC policies

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The state is looking into stopping private health plans from being able to provide this coverage. The state of North Carolina is weighing a proposed law that would stop abortion insurance coverage from being included in the health plans that are sold within the online exchange starting in October 2013. This would not be a regulation for all insurers in the state, but only those who plan to sell over the public marketplace. Limiting the private abortion insurance coverage is permitted under the federal healthcare reform laws that require nearly…

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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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