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Saslaw Amdt - Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions - Key Vote

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Charles Colgan, Sr. voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

Read statements Charles Colgan, Sr. made in this general time period.

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

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Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions

Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (19-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HB 1301 that requires health insurers to cover transabdominal ultrasound imaging prior to an abortion.

Highlights:
  • Requires health insurers to include patient coverage for transabdominal ultrasound imaging for the purpose of determining gestational age prior to an abortion procedure.
  • Exempts the following types of insurance policies from the provisions of this bill:
    • Short-term travel;
    • Accident only;
    • Limited or specific disease;
    • Individual conversion policies or contracts; and
    • Medicare policies or similar state or federal government plans.
  • Requires insurance coverage for transabdominal ultrasound imaging to apply to state employees, local government employees, local officers, teachers, retirees, and the dependents of these employees.
  • Appropriates $3.1 million to fund ultrasound imaging for uninsured Virginians, to be distributed by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources.
  • Prohibits payment or reimbursement to facilities that perform 5 or more first trimester abortions per month, with the exception of academic medical centers and inpatient hospitals.
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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

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