Tags: Kansas Bans Health Insurance Abortion Payments

Kansas Bans Health Insurance Abortion Payments

Monday, 16 May 2011 12:08 PM

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Friday that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign banning general state health insurance from covering abortion, making the state the sixth in the country to adopt an insurance ban for abortion. The measure also would prevent future Obamacare funds from going to Planned Parenthood, The Christian Post reported.

Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, Idaho, Kentucky, and Oklahoma have all adopted a similar ban that mandates private insurance companies to remove abortion from the list of standard procedures covered by in-state insurance health plans.

The only exception is in the case when the mother's life is at risk. Others seeking abortion coverage would have purchase it separately at their expense.

kansas, abortionMary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, praised the bill's passage, saying, "It is anything but unreasonable to insist that morally opposed individuals and businesses be freed from underwriting abortions."

The language of the bill also allows the state to prevent any future state health exchanges mandated through Obamacare from including abortion coverage. These exchanges will begin in two years if the healthcare reform is not struck down judicially or legislatively.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Hershey's Cadbury Lock Keeps Out British Chocolate Imports

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 06:35 AM

An agreement recently struck between Hershey and a British importer that would prevent Cadbury chocolate from being impo . . .

NYC Economy: Blizzard Miscue Put $200M Hit on Businesses

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 06:11 AM

New York City took a $200 million hit from the bungled shutdown of its transit system as a not-so-historic blizzard appr . . .

Hope Solo's World Cup Chances to Hinge on Alcohol Counseling?

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 05:47 AM

Completion of alcohol counseling may be one of the tasks set for goalkeeper Hope Solo by the U.S. Soccer Federation if t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved