|| Print ||
|Monday, February 27, 2012|
A bill requiring all health insurance plans to cover abortions has passed the House, awaits Senate.
Fifteen states have passed laws restricting insurers from covering abortions and 12 others are considering similar measures. By contrast, the Washington bill would make the state the first to require all health insurance plans under its jurisdiction — except those claiming a conscience-based exemption — to include abortion coverage.
The measure, HB 2330, would do so by requiring insurers who cover maternity care, which Washington insurers are mandated to provide, to also pay for abortions. New York is the only other state considering similar rules, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks women's health-related legislation.
Read more at the Seattlepi.
Real Time - Oregon Business
Tweets by @OregonBusiness
|Help Wanted: Poached Jobs aids restaurateurs |
|On the Brink|
|Thy neighbor's house|
|How a Utah-based essential oils company cornered the Oregon market|
|How Oregon will survive the loss of Hanjin|
|Green Rush: Cashing in on legal marijuana|
|Target reports $2.6B loss in 4Q after closing Canadian holdings|
|Jury: Apple must pay $529.9M to settle patent case|
|Study finds many retire earlier than they expected|
|Rhetoric heats up ahead of net-neutrality vote|
|Google readies to fight Apple Pay|
|DIY Girl Scout cookies could be on the way|
|Effects of the recession lingering for millennials|
How to Become a Best Workplace Starting Today!