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West Virginia Bill Prohibiting Insurance Coverage for Elective Abortions (SB 92)

This law was last updated on May 8, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice


West Virginia


SB 92


Failed to Pass


Jan 10, 2018


Co-sponsors: 3
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 4


Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

SB 92 would prohibit all qualified health plans offered through an exchange established in the state from including elective abortion coverage.

Elective abortion exceptions would be provided for certain pregnancies that threaten the life of the pregnant person or result from rape or incest. In cases of rape or incest, the victim would be required to have reported the incident to law enforcement prior to the abortion.

The bill provides that an individual may purchase optional supplemental coverage for elective abortions for which there is paid a separate premium in the health insurance market outside of the exchange.

Related Legislation

Identical to SB 20, and similar to SB 31, both of which failed to pass in 2017.