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Introduced Version House Bill 2291 History

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H. B. 2291


(By Delegate Louisos)

[Introduced February 14, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]





A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-4-21, relating to prohibiting the payment for the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 as a benefit under any health care insurance plan offered by the State to public employees.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-4-21, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
§33-4-21. No policy of health care insurance offered by the State may pay benefits for use of RU-486.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the abortion-inducing drug known as RU-486 may not be included as a benefit under any health care insurance plan offered by the State to its employees.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the payment for the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 as a benefit under any health care insurance plan offered by the State to public employees.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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