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Wisconsin Certification of Abortion Providers in the Medical Assistance Program (AB 183)

This law was last updated on Aug 28, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




AB 183




Apr 19, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 26
Co-sponsors: 6
Total Sponsors: 32


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

AB 183 would prohibit abortion providers and their affiliates from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

The bill would prohibit the state Department of Health Services from certifying—and requires DHS to decertify by July 1, 2020—a provider under the Medical Assistance program that is a private entity that provides abortion services or is an affiliate of a person that provides abortion services.

This would not apply to hospitals that perform abortions under any of the following circumstances:

  • It’s medically necessary to save the life of the pregnant person;
  • The pregnancy is a result of sexual assault or incest, and has been reported to law enforcement; or
  • It’s necessary to prevent grave, long-lasting physical health damage to the pregnant person.

If DHS determines that it needs to request a waiver of federal law or a state plan amendment or obtain other federal approval to implement this provision, the bill requires DHS to submit the request or seek federal approval.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to SB 187.

Similar to AB 181.

Latest Action

4/19/19 – Introduced; referred to House Health Committee.

5/15/19 – Passed the House in a 64-32 vote.

6/5/19 – Passed the Senate in a 19-13 vote.

6/21/19 – Vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.