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Oregon House passes abortion-funding bill


Oregon House passes abortion-funding bill
Statesman Journal

The Oregon House has advanced a $10 million reproductive health care bill that would require all insurance companies across the state to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive services at no cost to the patient â regardless of income, insurance type, citizenship status or gender identity.The bill, dubbed the Reproductive Health Equity Act, now heads to the Senate after passing the House in a 33-23 vote Saturday â one of the last major contentious policies the Democratic majority is trying to get done before the 2017 legislative session ends in 10 days.The bill would also allocate almost $500,000 during the 2017-19 budget period to expand cost-free reproductive health coverage, including abortions, to immigrants who are otherwise ineligible for insurance under the Oregon Health Plan â the state's Medicaid program that currently spends nearly $2 million a year to pay for roughly 3,500 abortions statewide.

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