Senate Dems: Proposed ACA Abortion Rule Against Congressional Intent

January 09, 2019
Senate Democrats asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to withdraw the agency’s proposed rule limiting payment for abortion services, arguing the rulemaking violates congressional intent by preventing insurers from offering abortion coverage and thus making it more difficult for women to access abortion services. The rule, proposed by HHS on Nov. 7 , changes the requirements surrounding Affordable Care Act plans that offer abortion services, mandating that issuers send consumers two separate premiums every month -- one for abortion services and...

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