Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion

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“No cost” for abortion…

From Fox News: Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers.

Oregon already has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the U.S., leaving out otherwise common requirements for waiting periods or spending limits on taxpayer funds.

The measure, which does offer some religious-based exemptions, comes as the federal government and other states are seeking restrictions on abortion services.

President Donald Trump earlier this year signed legislation allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. In May, the Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits.

Oregon’s legislation has been in the making for years but was introduced in early March largely in response to Republican congressional leaders’ earliest attempts to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, which includes minimum coverage requirements for birth control and other reproductive services.

The Democratic-controlled Oregon Senate approved the measure in a 17-13 vote along party lines. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

The bill would also allocate almost $500,000 over the next two years to expand cost-free reproductive health coverage, including abortions, to immigrants who are otherwise ineligible for Medicaid.

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9 responses to “Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion

  1. Whatever happened to birth control? Oh, they they forgot to take the “pill”?

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  2. traildustfotm

    Wow! That state is determined to flush itself down the toilet!

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  3. Wonderful news, sarcasm, now there’s one less repercussion for unprotected sex…just abort the next day for free (taxpayers foot the bill).

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  4. As a resident of Oregon . . . you have no idea how it feels to have our State Senate pass laws that require me to provide free stuff to people who are not even American citizens. There must be something in the drinking water down in Salem (the State capital.)

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  5. Evil Walks Amongst Us

    Abortion (murder) is not healthcare.

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  6. And what will the grand leaders of that state do, if the insurance companies decided to pack it in and leave?
    My condolences to Auntie for having to put up with their constant crap. Somehow they have taken one of the most beautiful states in the country and made it look like the inside of a toilet bowl.

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  7. It’s easy to erode a people’s beliefs if calling attention to the problem is not allowed.

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  8. Looks like they’re well on the way to a single payer system. This should run the remaining insurers out. After all that’s the real agenda. Birth control has always been free. It’s called abstanance and personal responsability. Do the majority of people in this state want the government to run their heath care system. I guess so. They done such a marvalous job of running everything else. They sould just skip a step and close all the hospitals and doctors offices and save a bunch of time.

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