Mississippi, Arizona, and Tennessee have each passed bills to prohibit insurance plans that cover elective abortions from participating in exchanges within their states. In Arizona, the governor has signed the bill into law.
In addition, more than two dozen states are considering legislation to prohibit abortion coverage under ObamaCare.
ObamaCare requires states to have exchanges operating by January 1, 2014, where individuals and small employers will be eligible to buy health insurance with subsidies from the federal government. On March 24, 2010, President Obama signed the Stupak executive order, but it doesn’t conform to the principles of the Hyde Amendment, and therefore, unless states opt-out abortion may be covered under the federally-subsidized plans.
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