Illinois Bill Allowing Use of Public Funds for Abortions (HB 4013)
This law was last updated on Nov 12, 2018
HB 4013 would repeal the Illinois bans on abortion coverage for Medicaid and state employee health insurance.
The bill amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 by removing a provision prohibiting the non-contributory portion of a health-benefits program from including the expenses of obtaining an abortion, induced miscarriage or induced premature birth unless, in the opinion of a physician, such procedures are necessary for the preservation of the life of the woman seeking such treatment, or except an induced premature birth intended to produce a live viable child and such procedure is necessary for the health of the mother or the unborn child.
HB 4013 amends the Illinois Public Aid Code by removing a provision excluding abortions, or induced miscarriages or premature births, from the list of services provided under the State’s medical assistance program. It removes language prohibiting physicians from providing medical assistance to anyone eligible under the Code where such a physician has been found guilty of performing an abortion procedure in a willful and wanton manner upon a woman who was not pregnant at the time such an abortion procedure was performed. It removes a provision requiring that a written statement including the required opinion of a physician shall accompany any claim for reimbursement for abortions, or induced miscarriages or premature births. It also removes a provision prohibiting the granting of financial aid for the purpose of obtaining an abortion, induced miscarriage or induced premature birth.
HB 4013 amends the Problem Pregnancy Health Service and Care Act by removing language prohibiting the department from making grants to nonprofit agencies and organizations that use such grants to refer or counsel for, or perform, abortions.