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2011 Senate Bill 612: Ban abortion coverage from "Obamacare“ exchange
  1. Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on September 7, 2011, to prohibit health insurance acquired (and subsidized) through an “exchange” created under the federal health care law from including coverage for elective abortion.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on September 7, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 8, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 5, 2012.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 5, 2012.
    1. Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on December 6, 2012, to prohibit health insurance acquired (and subsidized) through an “exchange” created under the federal health care law from including coverage for elective abortion.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on December 6, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Insurance Committee on December 6, 2012.

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