Current Amendment: 4813R037.LB.DOCX to Bill 4813
Senator BRIGHT proposed the following amendment (4813R037.LB):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, SECTION 80C, BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, page 479, by striking Proviso 80C.1 in its entirety and inserting:
(BCB/EB: Funding Abortions Prohibited) No funds appropriated for employer contributions to the State Health Insurance Plan may be expended to reimburse the expenses of an abortion, except in cases of rape, incest or where the mother's medical condition is one which, on the basis of the physician's good faith judgment, so complicates the pregnancy as to necessitate an immediate abortion to avert the risk of her death or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of major bodily function, and the State Health Plan may not offer coverage for abortion services, including ancillary services provided contemporaneously with abortion services. The State Health Plan must determine the amount of the total premium paid for health coverage necessary to cover the risks associated with reimbursing participants in the plan for obtaining an abortion in the circumstances covered by this provision. The determination must be based on actuarial data and empirical study in the same manner and by the same method that other risks are adjusted for in similar circumstances. The plan must report this determination to the respective Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee by November 15, 2013.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.