The new law forbids insurance companies from charging co-pays, deductibles, or any other type of cost-sharing for abortion services, meaning the person getting the abortion does not have to pay one cent out of pocket.
Senate Bill 245, known as the Abortion Accessibility Act, was introduced early last year by Long Beach Sen. Lena A. Gonzalez, of course a Democrat. Newsom’s office stated at the time that California is one of only six states that require health insurance providers to cover the cost of baby murder procedures.
“As states attempt to move us backwards by restricting fundamental reproductive rights, California continues to protect and advance reproductive freedom for all,” boasted Newsom’s office on Twitter.
Not only does Newsom’s law eliminate out-of-pocket fees for abortion procedures, it also increases insurance premiums for working-class people and their employers, which will now be paying for other people’s abortions.
“This bill would prohibit a health care service plan or an individual or group policy or certificate of health insurance or student blanket disability insurance that is issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2023, from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement on coverage for all abortion and abortion-related services, as specified,” the bill states.
The bill also prohibits health care plans from imposing “utilization management or utilization review on the coverage for outpatient abortion services.”
“The bill would require that for a contract, certificate, or policy that is a high deductible health plan, the cost-sharing prohibition would apply once the enrollee’s or insured’s deductible has been satisfied for the benefit year,” the legislation continues.
Jennifer Newsom, Gavin’s wife, praises free abortions for “pregnant people”
The Associated Press (AP) reported that Newsom’s legislation appears to be a preemptive effort to get ahead of a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Some 26 states across the country are expected to ban or at least restrict baby murder if that happens.
Newsom’s wife Jennifer remarked on Twitter that California officials are anticipating Roe v. Wade getting overturned, which is why they eagerly pushed SB 245 to ensure that unborn human life can still get torn to shreds on the taxpayer dime in California.
“In the face of nationwide attacks on reproductive rights, CA has taken action to improve access to reproductive care by removing costly barriers,” Jennifer Siebel Newsom wrote in her post glorifying abortion.
“Thankful to @SenGonzalez_33 & @CaWomensCaucus for working to ensure all pregnant people are able to access the healthcare they need,” Jennifer added, of course calling them pregnant people instead of pregnant women because that is the politically correct way to include transgender mental cases who want to pretend that they can get pregnant, too.
This is the same Gavin Newsom, by the way, who wants to force California taxpayers to also foot the bill for reparations.
Newsom wants hard-working Californians to have to funnel their cash straight into the coffers of black people because of centuries-ago slavery that never even existed in California – unless you count the illegal “migrant” workers who pick all the food, work all the retail jobs, and clean all the rich people’s homes, including Newsom’s own estate.
Meanwhile in Arizona, the legislature there is moving in the opposite direction, having voted in favor of banning all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. That bill is now headed to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk where he is expected to sign it.
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