Abortion coverage in the health insurance exchange
Matt Paul | 07.16.13
(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania may be deferring to the federal government to run its forthcoming health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, but state lawmakers are already influencing at least one aspect of it.
Governor Corbett signed a bill that will prohibit coverage of most abortions in Pennsylvania under policies offered in a federally-run insurance marketplace starting next year.
It would still allow policies sold through the federally run marketplace to cover abortions in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger. But anyone wanting coverage for most abortions would need to purchase that coverage separately outside of the marketplace.
Currently, most privately sold health insurance policies covers abortions.
As witf's Matt Paul reports, abortion coverage will not be offered in Pennsylvania's exchange.