Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

HB 214 - Premium Increase for Non-Emergency Abortions - Texas Key Vote

Timeline

Issues Related to HB 214

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Premium Increase for Non-Emergency Abortions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-10) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Premium Increase for Non-Emergency Abortions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill establishing new requirements for elective abortions.

Highlights:
  • Defines “elective abortion” as an abortion performed that is not due to a medical emergency (Sec. 1695).
  • Specifies that a qualified health plan offered through the health benefit exchange may not provide coverage for elective abortions (Sec. 1696).

  • Defines “health benefit exchange” as an American health benefit exchange administered by the federal government under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sec. 1696).

  • Authorizes a health benefit plan to provide coverage for elective abortions under the following circumstances (Sec. 1218):

    • The coverage for elective abortion is provided separately from the other health benefit plan coverage offered;

    • The enrollee pays the premium for coverage for elective abortions separately from the premium for other health benefit plan coverage; and

    • The enrollee provides a signature for coverage for elective abortions separately from the signature required for other health benefit plan coverage.

  • Prohibits a health benefit plan issuer from providing a premium discount for an enrollee for another health benefit plan on the basis that the enrollee has coverage for elective abortion (Sec. 1218).

  • Establishes that a healthcare facility that provides coverage for elective abortions shall provide an enrollee with notice of the following information, prior to procedure (Sec. 1218):

    • Coverage for elective abortions is optional and separate from other health benefit plan coverage offered;

    • The premium cost for elective abortion coverage is a premium paid separately from the other health benefit plans; and

    • The enrollee may enroll in a health benefit plan without obtaining coverage for elective abortions.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Premium Increase for Non-Emergency Abortions

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top