LD 820 LR 824(02)
An Act To Prevent Discrimination in Public and Private Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women in Maine
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill provides coverage to MaineCare members for legal abortion services. It is estimated that the annual costs to the Department of Health and Human Services of covering abortions in MaineCare would be $375,000 of General Fund dollars with no Federal Expenditures Fund allocations, as these services are not eligible for federal match. This bill provides no new funding. The impact of these new unfunded costs on other programs in the DHHS cannot be determined at this time.

The state employee health plan and the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation do not anticipate any additional costs as a result of this bill.