Texas bill prohibits abortion coverage in health benefit exchanges with few exceptions

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A law in committee before the Texas House would prohibit a health plan offered through a health benefit exchange from providing coverage for an abortion, unless the abortion was needed to avert her death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, according to Texas Alliance for Life.

Texas HB3130 says:

    a qualified health plan offered through a health benefit exchange may not provide coverage for an abortion other than coverage for an abortion performed when a condition exists, based on reasonable medical judgment, that complicates the medical condition of the pregnant woman or pregnant minor to an extent that:

    (1) the immediate abortion of her pregnancy is
    necessary to avert her death; or
    (2) a delay in performing the abortion creates a
    serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of
    a major bodily function, other than a psychological or emotional
    condition.

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