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H.R. 3279 – The Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

H.R. 3279, the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, has been introduced to correct yet another flaw in Obamacare.

Under the terms of the President’s health insurance law, it’s difficult for the consumer to determine if a health care plan covers abortion. As Congressman Chris Smith, the author of H.R. 3279, said, "a marketing secrecy clause embedded in Obamacare" basically buries information on a plan’s abortion coverage "in the fine print."

The Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act mandates truth in advertising. Under the bill, any abortion coverage in health insurance plans offered through Obamacare would have to be "prominently displayed in any marketing or advertising materials, comparison tools, or summary of benefits."

On January 28, 2014, the text of the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act was added to H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, as an amendment. The renamed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, was then passed by the House and sent to the Senate.

Because the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act was passed by the House as part of H.R. 7, no further action on H.R. 3279 is expected.

Text

The complete text of H.R. 3279 may be found at http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3279/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr3279%22%5D%7D

Co-Sponsors

H.R. 3279 was introduced by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4). A list of its 125 co-sponsors may be found at http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3279/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr3279%22%5D%7D

Status

10-9-13 Introduced in the House of Representatives.

10-9-13 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

10-11-13 Referred by the Committee on Energy and Commerce to the Subcommittee on Health.

1-28-14 The text of H.R. 3279 was added to H.R. 7 as an amendment and was adopted by the House 227-188 as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act.






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