130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 79  As Enrolled
(129th General Assembly)
(House Bill Number 79)



AN ACT
To enact section 3901.87 of the Revised Code to prohibit qualified health plans from providing coverage for certain abortions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1.  That section 3901.87 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 3901.87.  (A) No qualified health plan shall provide coverage for a nontherapeutic abortion.

(B) As used in this section:

(1) "Nontherapeutic abortion" has the same meaning as in section 124.85 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Qualified health plan" means any qualified health plan as defined in section 1301 of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," 42 U.S.C. 18021, offered in this state through an exchange created under that act.

SECTION 2.  (A) It is the purpose of this act to affirmatively opt out of allowing qualified health plans that cover nontherapeutic abortions to participate in Exchanges within this state, as permitted under section 1303 of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," 42 U.S.C. 18023.

(B) As used in this section:

(1) "Exchange" means an exchange created under the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," 42 U.S.C. 18001 et seq.

(2) "Nontherapeutic abortion" has the same meaning as in section 124.85 of the Revised Code.

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