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Texas Insurance Coverage for Abortion Ban

This law was last updated on Nov 14, 2013




HB 997


Failed to Pass


Feb 5, 2013


Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

HB 997 would have amended the Insurance Code to prohibit a qualified health plan offered through a health benefit exchange, as administered by the federal government or created under the Affordable Care Act, from providing coverage for an abortion unless the abortion is necessary to prevent death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, other than a psychological or emotional condition.

The bill would have authorized individuals to purchase supplemental coverage for elective abortions, but would have required a separate premium to be paid for it.