H. CON. RES. 254
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 19, 2010
Mr. Stupak (for himself, Mr. Berry, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Cao, Mrs. Dahlkemper, Mr. Driehaus, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Mollohan, Mr. Rahall, and Mr. Ellsworth) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
Correcting the enrollment of H.R. 3590.
That in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 3590, the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall make the following corrections:
In the section 1303 amended by section 10104(c) of the bill—
in the section
coverage of abortion services after
strike subsection (a) and all of subsection (b) that precedes paragraph (4) and insert the following:
Nothing in this Act (or any amendment made by this Act) shall be construed to require any health plan to provide coverage of abortion services or to allow the Secretary or any other person or entity implementing this Act (or amendment) to require coverage of such services.
Limitation on abortion funding
None of the funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an amendment made by this Act), including credits under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, shall be expended for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion, except in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, or unless the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
Option to purchase separate coverage or plan
Subject to paragraph (1), nothing in this subsection shall be construed as prohibiting any non-Federal entity (including an individual or a State or local government) from purchasing separate coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection, or a plan that includes such abortions, so long as such coverage or plan is not purchased using the non-Federal funds required to receive a Federal payment, including a premium payment required for a qualified health plan towards which the credit described in paragraph (1) is applied or a State’s or locality’s contribution of Medicaid matching funds.
Option to offer coverage or plan
Subject to paragraph (1), nothing in this subsection shall restrict any non-Federal health insurance issuer offering a qualified health plan from offering separate coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection, or a plan that includes such abortions, so long as any such issuer that offers a qualified health plan through an Exchange that includes coverage for abortions for which funding is prohibited under this subsection also offers a qualified health plan through the Exchange that is identical in every respect except that it does not cover such abortions.
In subsection (a) of the section 1334 added by section 10104(q) of the bill, strike paragraph (6) and redesignate paragraph (7) as paragraph (6).