Maine Act to Expand Coverage of Family Planning Services (LD 1247)

Last updated: May 12, 2015


This law is Pro-Choice

State

Maine

Number

LD 1247

Status

Failed to Pass

Topics

Insurance Coverage, Reproductive Health Awareness

Full Bill Text

www.mainelegislature.org

LD 1247 would have expanded Medicaid coverage to provide family planning services to individuals with incomes equal to or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

The bill would have ensured low-income or uninsured women and men access to health care services such as pregnancy prevention, treatment for STDs, birth control, annual exams, etc.

STATUS

The bill was passed by both the House and the Senate but was vetoed by Governor Lepage.  The House failed to gather enough votes to override the veto.


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