Thursday, September 1, 2011

Is it illegal to omit abortion in healthcare exchanges?

American Civil Liberties Union have served the state of Kansas a lawsuit that claims it is sex discrimination to purposefully leave abortion out of health care exchanges, which the state of Kansas has passed a law to do starting 2014. They also claim it is illegal to tax on a constitutionally protected procedure as abortion is. According to the New York Times, Kansas forbids abortions in complete state plans, but allows insurances to sell separate riders. Kansas is just one of 13 states that has enacted this law concerning health care exchanges.

At the Health Insurance Exchange Congress this November, we'll bee debating the constitutionality of exchanges and the ACA, as well as recent court cases that have ruled for and against specific aspects of exchanges.  For more information on this session and the rest of the program, download the brochure.

Do you believe it is legal for Kansas and other states to leave abortion off of the things that are covered in health care exchanges? What is the point that is going to catch the eye of the legal system more, the fact that it specifically refuses to cover just something for women, or that it is failing to supply accessibility to something that is constitutionally protected?

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