2015 Senate Bill 63

Require insurers offer abortion coverage option with federal health care law

Introduced in the Senate

Jan. 29, 2015

Introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel (D-23)

To require (rather than just allow) health insurance companies to offer an optional abortion coverage “rider” for policies sold in Michigan through the federal health care law’s “exchange.” Under “<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2013-IL-1">Initiated legislation</a>” enacted in 2013, insurers are prohibited from including abortion coverage in policies sold through the exchange, but may sell a policy “rider” for this, for which individuals must pay themselves with no federal subsidy.

Referred to the Committee on Insurance