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Texas Passes Law Significantly Limiting Coverage for Abortion Procedures


Texas Passes Law Significantly Limiting Coverage for Abortion Procedures
TIME

The bill, called House Bill 214, prohibits private, state-offered, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans in the state of Texas to cover abortion procedures as part of their general coverage. The bill was heavily criticized by abortion rights advocates and Democrats due in part to the fact that the law does not offer exceptions for fetal abnormalities or for women who are victims of rape or incest. Abortions for medical emergencies will still be covered.Women who want medical coverage for abortion procedures will have to buy supplemental health coverage if their insurers offer such plans.TIME HealthGet the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. View SampleCritics have dubbed the law, "rape insurance," since women will have to anticipate their need for an abortion ahead of time.

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