PRINTER'S NO. 844
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY OBERLANDER, METCALFE, LAWRENCE, DUNBAR, MILLARD, BAKER, CLYMER, STERN, AUMENT, BLOOM, RAPP, BARRAR, KAUFFMAN, SAYLOR, C. HARRIS, SWANGER, CUTLER, STEVENSON, TALLMAN, HESS, EMRICK, MUSTIO, CALTAGIRONE, MOUL, DENLINGER, COX, GILLEN, BROOKS, GABLER, DAY AND GRELL, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON HEALTH, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
9REGULATION OF INSURERS AND RELATED
1533. Compliance with Federal Health Care Legislation
17COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL
1HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION
43302. Opt-out for abortion.
5§ 3301. Definitions.
13"Health insurance exchange." The term shall mean an
14insurance system established to comply with section 1311(b) or
151321(c) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
16(Public Law 111-148, 42 U.S.C. § 18031(b) or 18041(c)).
17§ 3302. Opt-out for abortion.
18(a) Prohibition.--The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby
19elects pursuant to the authority granted the states under
20section 1303(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
21Act (Public Law 111-148, 42 U.S.C. § 18023(a)) to prohibit
22certain abortion coverage in qualified health plans offered
23through the health insurance exchange under subsection (b).
24(b) Included coverage prohibition.--No qualified health plan
25offered in this Commonwealth through the health insurance
26exchange shall include coverage for the performance of any
27abortion unless the reason the abortion is performed is one for
28which the expenditure of public funds would be permitted under
2918 Pa.C.S. § 3215(c) (relating to publicly owned facilities;
30public officials and public funds) and the applicable reports to
5shall exclude coverage for:
6(1) Treatment of any postabortion complication.
9(d) Option.--Nothing in this section shall prohibit an
10individual from purchasing optional supplemental abortion
11coverage provided the individual pays a separate premium for the
12coverage and obtains the coverage outside of the health
14Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.