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AB 216 - Prohibits State Health Insurance Plan from Covering Abortions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits State Health Insurance Plan from Covering Abortions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the state health insurance from covering abortions.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Group Insurance Board from providing or contracting to provide a group health insurance plan or health benefit that covers abortions, except for abortions due to the following circumstances (Sec. 5):
    • An abortion directly and medically necessary to save the patient’s life;
    • An abortion directly and medically necessary to prevent “grave, long-lasting” physical health damage to the patient due to a prior medical condition; or
    • An abortion in a case of sexual assault or incest that was previously reported.
  • Exempts insurers from being required to provide coverage for a contraceptive drug, device, or medical services to a religious employer and to a religious organization or religious institution of higher education if they meet the following criteria (Sec. 8):
    • The organization or institution opposes providing coverage for some or all contraceptive services on account of religious objections;
    • The organization or institution is organized and operates as a nonprofit entity;
    • The organization or institution holds itself as a religious organization or entity; and
    • The organization or institution certifies in writing that it meets these criteria and maintains the certification in its records for the plan year of which it seeks exemption.
  • Requires an insurer to provide coverage for a contraceptive drug, device, or medical services to an exempted religious employer, organization, or institution in the following circumstances (Sec. 8):
    • The contraceptive coverage is requested by the religious employer, organization, or institution; and
    • The contraceptive coverage is for a medically necessary purpose other than preventing or terminating a pregnancy.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits State Health Insurance Plan from Covering Abortions

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Paul F. Farrow (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Grothman (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Neal J. Kedzie (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale W. Schultz (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
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