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 The law was originally enacted back in December, but bills are…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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Health insurance coverage decision in Washington blocks abortion coverage

Court rules mandatory health insurance is not fair

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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Health insurance restrictions for abortions approved by Pennsylvania lawmakers

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The House has passed a bill that would limit the amount of this coverage that could be obtained through the exchange. A House committee in Pennsylvania has just given its approval to a bill that would restrict the coverage that is available for abortion under the health insurance exchange that is being established in the state under the Affordable Care Act. The bill was passed following a vote that occurred essentially along party lines. The vote passed the bill at 15 to 9, which will send the proposal forward. The…

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