BPCLC Co-Chairs Submit Public Comment Letter Opposing the Trump Administration's Program Integrity Proposed Rule
Albany - Today, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Liz Krueger, and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee submitted a BPCLC public comment letter opposing the Trump administration's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity proposed rule.
In the name of promoting program integrity, this proposed rule would require health insurance plans that cover abortion services to issue two monthly premium bills: one for abortion services and the second for all other health care services. This means that policy holders would have to make two health insurance premium payments on time each month in order to maintain coverage.
This proposed rule is harmful because it could result in higher health insurance premiums; insurance providers dropping abortion coverage; lack of access to safe, legal abortion; increased utilization of emergency room services; and surges in health care expenses, as well as increased rates of poverty and bankruptcy; maternal morbidity and mortality; and infertility.
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