H.R.5111 - To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services under such Act.
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Mr. PITTS (for himself, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. AKIN, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. BARTLETT, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. BROWN of South Carolina, Mr. CANTOR, Mr. CHAFFETZ, Mr. CONAWAY, Mr. DAVIS of Tennessee, Mr. FLEMING, Mr. FORTENBERRY, Ms. FOXX, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey, Mr. GINGREY of Georgia, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. GRIFFITH, Mr. HENSARLING, Mr. HOEKSTRA, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. INGLIS, Mr. ISSA, Mr. JORDAN of Ohio, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. LATTA, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. MCHENRY, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, Mr. PENCE, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. SCALISE, Mrs. SCHMIDT, Mr. TAYLOR, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mr. BRADY of Texas, Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California, Mr. CHILDERS, Mr. MARSHALL, and Mr. SESSIONS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and CommerceCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. MODIFYING SPECIAL RULES RELATING TO COVERAGE OF ABORTION SERVICES UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO CONFORM TO LONG-STANDING FEDERAL POLICY.
(2) by redesignating paragraph (4) of subsection (b) as subsection (d) and transferring such subsection (d) after the subsection (c) inserted by paragraph (4) of this subsection with appropriate indentation;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Special Rules Relating to Coverage of Abortion Services- Nothing in this Act (or any amendment made by this Act) shall be construed to require any health plan to provide coverage of or access to abortion services or to allow the Secretary or any other Federal or non-Federal person or entity in implementing this Act (or amendment) to require coverage of or access to such services.’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) IN GENERAL- No funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an amendment made by this Act), including credits applied toward qualified health plans under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or cost-sharing reductions under section 1402 of this Act may be used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion, except in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, or unless the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) OPTION TO PURCHASE SEPARATE COVERAGE OR PLAN- Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as prohibiting any non-Federal entity (including an individual or a State or local government) from purchasing separate coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection, or a plan that includes such abortions, so long as--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(i) individual premium payments required for a qualified health plan offered through an Exchange towards which a credit is applied under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) OPTION TO OFFER COVERAGE OR PLAN- Nothing in this subsection or section 1311(d)(2)(B)(i) shall restrict any non-Federal health insurance issuer offering a qualified health plan from offering separate coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection, or a plan that includes such abortions, so long as--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(C) any such non-Federal health insurance issuer that offers a qualified health plan through an Exchange that includes coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection also offers a qualified health plan through the Exchange that is identical in every respect except that it does not cover abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection.’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) NONDISCRIMINATION- A Federal agency or program, and any State or local government that receives Federal financial assistance under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act), may not--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) require any health plan created or regulated under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) to subject any individual or institutional health care entity to discrimination,CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) DEFINITION- In this subsection, the term ‘healthcare entity’ includes an individual physician or other health care professional, a hospital, a provider-sponsored organization, a health maintenance organization, a health insurance plan, or any other kind of health care facility, organization, or plan.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) ADMINISTRATION- The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services is designated to receive complaints of discrimination based on this subsection, and coordinate the investigation of such complaints.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(6) COVERAGE CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL POLICY- In entering into contracts under this subsection, the Director shall ensure that no multi-State qualified health plan offered in an Exchange provides coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under subsection 1303(c) of this Act.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink