health insurance

6:41 am
Mon June 16, 2014

State Lawmakers Propose Contrasting Bills Related to Abortion

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Bill requiring separate health insurance rider for abortion was approved after petition drive lead by Right to Life of Michigan
State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, and state Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores, will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday to discuss a bill they've introduced which would repeal a bill passed last year that would require women to buy a separate rider on their health insurance coverage if they wanted abortion covered.
Abortion insurance
8:51 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Michigan Legislature approves bill requiring separate insurance for abortion

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Interview with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom


A voter-initiated law that requires women to purchase a separate rider to have insurance coverage for abortion has been approved by both the Michigan House and Senate.

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7:37 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Michigan Legislature approves requiring additional insurance to cover abortion

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Law will go into effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns
The initiative passed by the Michigan Legislature would require most private and all public health insurance plans to offer a separate rider for an abortion. And a person would have to buy that rider before knowing if they needed an abortion.
12:32 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Measure to require additional insurance coverage for abortion moves to Michigan Legislature

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If lawmakers don't act on proposed law it would go on 2014 statewide ballot
LANSING - The state Board of Canvassers certified a controversial petition this morning that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they want abortion coverage. The issue now moves to the Michigan Legislature, which could act this week to enact the law without the approval or signature of Gov. Snyder
8:29 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Legislative leaders say they haven't decided on moving abortion insurance proposal

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Legislature has 40 days to vote on the bill, otherwise it will go on statewide ballot
LANSING, MI -- Right to Life of Michigan, which collected more than 315,000 signatures for a citizen-initiated bill to prohibit abortion coverage as a standard feature in insurance policies, expects lawmakers to vote on the proposal and turn it into law by the end of this year.