NewsPublic Affairs / March 11, 2014

Abortion Insurance Bill On Its Way To Pence

Abortion Insurance Bill On Its Way To Pence


A bill to ban insurance automatic coverage for most abortions is on its way to the governor’s office.

House Bill 1123 would force customers who want the coverage to pay for it separately as an add-on through a rider or endorsement. The ban would not apply to cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening circumstances for the mother.

The bill passed the House 75-11 on Monday. It had already passed the Senate 37-10. Gov. Mike Pence can sign the bill into law, veto it or let it become law without his signature.

The legislation does not apply to health coverage provided by companies that self-insure their policies.

Abortion coverage was already banned from insurance policies provided through the federal health exchange.



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