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West Virginia Bill Prohibiting Insurance Coverage for Elective Abortions (SB 20)

This law was last updated on Jan 16, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

West Virginia

Number

SB 20

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 8, 2017

Topics

Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.wv.us

SB 20 would prohibit all qualified health plans offered through an exchange established in the state from including elective abortion coverage.

Elective abortion exceptions would be provided for certain pregnancies that threaten the life of the pregnant patient or result from rape or incest. In cases of rape or incest, the victim would be required to have reported the incident to law enforcement prior to the abortion.

The bill provides that an individual may purchase optional supplemental coverage for elective abortions for which there is paid a separate premium in the health insurance market outside of the exchange.

Related Legislation

Similar to SB 31.


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