Women’s Health

H.R.656 – Women’s Public Health and Safety Act

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.

Summary:

“This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state to exclude from participation in the state’s Medicaid program a provider that performs an abortion, unless: (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or (2) the woman suffers from a physical issue that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed. (Under current law, a state plan for medical assistance must provide that any individual eligible for medical assistance may obtain required services from any provider qualified to perform them.)”

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