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August 11, 2017

The bill restricting insurance coverage for abortions approved by Texas Lawmakers


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A bill was approved on Wednesday by the Texas House of Representatives that would stop the health insurance companies from providing coverage for elective abortions. When the mother is not in danger of death or serious injury if the abortion is not performed is known as an elective abortion Insurance for an elective abortion would only be allowed if the coverage is provided separately from the other health plan coverage and the enrollee pays a premium for the coverage separately from the other health plan premium.

The health insurer is not allowed to cut down the elective abortion premium by considering any cost saving from another health plan. No discount or reduction of premium of the other plan can be opted for by the insurer for enrolling in the elective abortion premium. The bill was passed by a vote of 92-46. It prevents opponents of abortion from subsidizing abortion, as stated by the proponents of the bill. The bill has been called as a precondition to buy "rape insurance" by the opponents as the bill has no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

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