A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO ABORTION HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND TO LIMIT ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS OFFERED UNDER A HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE OPERATING IN NORTH CAROLINA OR OFFERED BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds Part II to the act, providing as follows.
Enacts new GS 58-51-63 prohibiting qualified health plans offered through an exchange created under Subchapter III of Chapter 157 of title 42 of the US Code and operating in the state from including coverage for abortion services. This limitation does not apply to an abortion performed when the life of the mother is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or injury, including a life-endangering condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy or when the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
Amends GS 153A-92(d) and GS 160A-162(b) to prohibit counties and cities from providing abortion coverage when providing health insurance to county officers and county and city employees that is greater than that provided by the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees.
Effective October 1, 2013, and applies to insurance contracts or policies issued, renewed, or amended on or after that date.
Amends the effective date provision to provide that changes to GS 58-3-178(e) are effective when the act becomes law and applies to insurance contracts or policies issued, renewed, or amended on or after that date.
Amends the act's short and long titles.
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