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Committee on FinanceIntroducedJanuary 20th, 2017
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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017
A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 This bill makes permanent the prohibition on the use of federal funds, including funds in the budget of the District of Columbia, for abortion or health coverage that includes abortion. The prohibitions in this bill, and current prohibitions, do not apply to abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed. Abortions may not be provided in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit qualified health plans from including coverage for abortions. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies and small employer health insurance tax credits, and fulfill an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.) Currently, qualified health plans may cover abortion, but the portion of the premium attributable to abortion coverage is not eligible for subsidies.
This bill is unnecessary, redundant, and spiteful. It is already the case that health care providers cannot use federal monies to aid women who would like to exercise their right to bodily autonomy. Doubling down on a bad policy doesn't make it any better.