abortion

Radio Made in Michigan
3:36 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Health plans rep explains Michigan abortion insurance change

David Waymire says most companies that are part of the association were already offering abortion related coverage as a rider, so there's no change for them. There could be some changes, though, for Blue Cross customers.
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The new ‘Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act’ bans insurance companies from offering coverage for the procedure as a standard part of a policy. Persons wanting the coverage will need to purchase a separate “rider” for their policy.

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NewsRoom
5:52 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

“Pro-Choice” Groups Gear Up To Challenge New Abortion Law

The Legislature’s votes to enact a law to require people to buy separate insurance policies to cover abortions may not be the final word on the issue.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:29 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Legislature's stare down with Right to Life a rarity

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The state Legislature is in its final week of voting before it adjourns for the year. One of the big questions is whether lawmakers will cast votes on a controversial anti-abortion issue this year.

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NewsRoom
5:13 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Right To Life Files Abortion Coverage Petitions

Abortion opponents have turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures calling on the Legislature to place new restrictions on health coverage.

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NewsRoom
5:25 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Drive To Ban Abortion Coverage In Insurance Policies Will Go Ahead

Abortion foes in Michigan have been given the go-ahead to launch a petition drive.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:53 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Bolger Says State House Won’t Approve Transvaginal Ultrasound Mandate

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Any bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to get a transvaginal ultrasound will not pass the state House.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:25 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Abortion Language That Sunk Blue Cross Overhaul Reintroduced

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Health insurers would only be able to cover elective abortions through optional rider plans under legislation in the state Senate.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:13 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

State Lawmakers Bring Back Abortion Bills Days After Roe V. Wade Anniversary

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A number of abortion-related bills that died last year are resurfacing in the state Legislature.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Snyder Vetoes Blue Cross Overhaul Over Abortion Coverage

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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed an overhaul of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan because the legislation would require insurance companies to offer separate coverage for abortions. But he signed new regulations on clinics that perform abortions that could force some of them to shut down.

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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Controversial Abortion Legislation A Step Closer To Gov. Snyder’s Desk

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State lawmakers are a step closer to adding restrictions for abortion providers. 

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NewsRoom
6:44 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Protesters in Pink Shirts Oppose Abortion Legislation

Amanda Kennedy of Mason and Susie Simons of East Lansing were among the hundreds of protesters at a rally on the Capitol lawn.
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There was a demonstration Tuesday at the state Capitol as abortion rights advocates protested legislation up for a vote this week.

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

House Committee Moves Abortion Measures to Floor

A state House committee has approved a sweeping new set of restrictions and requirements on abortion providers and women who want to end their pregnancies.

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NewsRoom
5:23 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

House Passes Ban on Threats to Coerce Abortions

The state House approved a package of bills that creates punishments the use of threats or coercion to try to force a woman to have an abortion.

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NewsRoom
6:35 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Abortion Debate to Resume with Vote on Coercion Bill

The debate over abortion is expected to resume Tuesday at the state Capitol.

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