Summary: H.R.3495 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (09/29/2015)

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Women's Public Health and Safety Act


(Sec. 2) This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify requirements regarding a state plan for medical assistance.  Under current law, a state plan for medical assistance must provide that any individual eligible for medical assistance may obtain required services from any institution, agency, or person qualified to perform them.  The bill specifies that a state may not be required to provide medical assistance for services furnished by any individual or entity based on the individual's or entity's involvement in abortions.