US - HR7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014
- Last action: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (January 29, 2014)
Summary as Passed House amended
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014 - Title I: Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortions - (Sec. 101) Prohibits the expenditure of funds authorized or appropriated by federal law or funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by federal law (federal funds) for any abortion. (Currently, federal funds cannot be used for abortion services, except in cases involving rape, incest, or life endangerment.)
Prohibits federal funds from being used for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion (thus making permanent existing federal policies).
Prohibits the inclusion of abortion in any health care service furnished by a federal or District of Columbia health care facility or by any physician or other individual employed by the federal government or the District.
Excludes an abortion from such prohibitions if: (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or (2) the woman suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, as certified by a physician.
Applies such prohibitions to District of Columbia funds.
Title II: Application Under the Affordable Care Act - (Sec. 201) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the definition of "qualified health plan" after December 31, 2014, for purposes of the refundable tax credit for premium assistance for such plans, any plan that includes coverage for abortion.
Excludes from the definition of "qualified health plan," for purposes of the tax credit for small employer health insurance expenses, any health plan that includes coverage for abortions.
Exempts from the application of such tax provisions: (1) abortions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest or in cases where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would, as certified by a physician, endanger her life if an abortion were not performed; and (2) the treatment of any infection, injury, disease, or disorder that was caused by or exacerbated by the performance of an abortion.
Requires the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), when entering into contracts for health insurance, to ensure that no multi-state qualified health plan offered in a state health care exchange provides health benefits coverage for which the expenditure of federal funds is prohibited under this Act.
(Sec. 202) Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with respect to notice provided to health plan enrollees, to require:
disclosure at the time of enrollment of the extent of coverage of abortion services for which the expenditure of public funds is either prohibited or allowed;
prominent display in marketing or advertising materials, comparison tools, or summary of benefits and coverage explanation made available by the issuer of the plan, by an exchange, or by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), including information made available through an Internet portal or an exchange; and
separate disclosure and identification, in the case of a health plan that includes coverage of abortion services for which public funding is prohibited, and where the premium is disclosed, of the separate payment collected by the plan issuer equal to the actuarial value of the such coverage.
On Jan 29, 2014 in the SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.On Jan 28, 2014 in the HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 30). On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 192 - 221, 1 Present (Roll no. 29). (consideration: CR H1471) The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1471) DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language to the bill prohibiting authorization of any party to violate the medical privacy of any woman with respect to her choice of or use of comprehensive health insurance coverage. The reservation of a point of order was subsequently withdrawn. Ms. Moore moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary. (consideration: CR H1470; text: CR H1470) The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1470) DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7. H.Amdt.532 On agreeing to the Rules amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection. H.Amdt.532 Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Rules. (consideration: CR H1459-1460; text: CR H1459-1460) The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 7, under a closed rule with one hour of debate on the bill. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-33 shall be considered as adopted. Also the rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642. Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 465. (consideration: CR H1459-1472) Rule H. Res. 465 passed House. Introduced in HouseOn Jan 27, 2014 in the HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 465 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 7, under a closed rule with one hour of debate on the bill. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-33 shall be considered as adopted. Also the rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642.On Jan 23, 2014 in the HouseReported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-332, Part I.On Jan 15, 2014 in the HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 12. Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.On Jan 14, 2014 in the HouseSubcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Discharged.On Jun 14, 2013 in the HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.On Jun 3, 2013 in the HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.On May 17, 2013 in the HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.On May 14, 2013 in the HouseReferred to House Energy and Commerce Referred to House Judiciary Referred to House Ways and Means Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Introduced in House
Primary Sponsor: Representative Christopher H. Smith (R)
Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 465 the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-33 is considered as adopted.