Currently, the new federal health care reform law requires individual states to operate and maintain "health insurance exchanges." Health insurance plans offering abortion coverage are allowed to participate in a state's exchange and to receive federal subsidies unless the Legislature affirmatively opts out of offering these plans
This bill would specifically provide that the State of Alabama affirmatively opts out of allowing abortion coverage by exchange participating health plans
This bill would prohibit health insurance coverage of elective abortions unless the insured has paid additional monies for a separate rider
Relating to abortions; to specifically provide that the State of Alabama affirmatively opts out of allowing abortion coverage by exchange participating health plans; and to prohibit health insurance coverage of elective abortions in Alabama with exceptions.
|February 16, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health
|SB335 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced