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January 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Insurance coverage for abortions makes quick return in House

Washington state lawmakers didn’t waste any time before revisiting a bill that would require health-insurance plans to include abortion coverage. The Reproductive Parity Act, House Bill 2148, is taking its third swing through the legislature after the Senate Health Care Committee members refused a vote in 2013. The House Health Care and Wellness Committee spent most of…

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February 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

House passes bill requiring insurance coverage for abortion

By JONATHAN KAMINSKY The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Setting up what promises to be a contentious reckoning in the state Senate, the House on Friday passed a measure requiring that most insurance carriers in the state cover abortions. House Bill 1044 is intended to ensure that insurers continue covering abortions once bureaucratic hurdles for doing so come into…

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