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Introduced Version House Bill 2975 History

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H. B. 2975


(By Delegates Brown, Webster, Hatfield,

Marshall and Amores)

[Introduced March 10, 2005 ; referred to the

Committee on Banking and Insurance 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 requiring all health care insurance plans offered by the state to public employees to pay for the contraceptive drug RU-486 as a benefit.

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. Health care insurance offered by the state may pay benefits for use of RU-486.

Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, all health care insurance plans offered by the state to its employees shall include as a benefit, payment for the contraceptive drug known as RU-486.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require payment for the contraceptive 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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