Amended by section 10104 of the Manager’s Amendment. Allows States to prohibit abortion coverage in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) offered through Exchanges by enacting such a law and provides that subject to this, issuers of QHPs will determine whether plans provide coverage of abortion.
If a QHP covers certain abortion services for which the use of federal funds is prohibited, subsidy-eligible individuals would pay two separate payments – of which one would equal to the actuarial value of the coverage of specified abortion services – deposited into separate allocation accounts, adhering to the segregation of funds required under this section. Does not preempt State law. Establishes oversight including by State insurance commissioners.
Specifies that no QHP may discriminate against a provider or facility because of its unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of or refer for abortions.