Insurance-Related Life Bills Advance Out of House Committee

March 18, 2011

Two Pro-Life bills were merged into another separate bill and passed out of the House Insurance Committee this week.  HB 2292 would prevent private insurance providers from covering most abortions under basic health care plans.  HB 2293 would prevent state employees from being able to pay for abortions with their “pre-tax” health care flexible spending accounts.  Both bills are now part of SB 65, which is awaiting action by the full House of Representatives.  The Kansas Catholic Conference testified on behalf of HB 2292 and HB 2293.