HB2436: Abortion coverage; offering through health benefits exchange.

Offered January 19, 2011
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 38.2-3401.1, relating to the offering of coverage for abortions through a health benefits exchange.
Patron-- Herring

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 38.2-3401.1 as follows:

§ 38.2-3401.1. Offering abortion coverage through health care exchange permitted.

Any qualified health benefits plan offered through an exchange established in the Commonwealth pursuant to and as a result of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, as amended, shall be neither required to provide nor prohibited from providing insurance coverage for abortion services. Any such plan shall determine whether coverage of abortion services shall be offered.