HB1560 (2018) Detail

Prohibiting Medicaid from paying for sex reassignment drug or hormone therapy or surgery.


HB 1560 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2116

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1560

 

AN ACT prohibiting Medicaid from paying for sex reassignment drug or hormone therapy or surgery.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Souza, Hills. 43; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that sex reassignment drug or hormone therapy or surgery shall not be covered under the state Medicaid plan.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2116

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT prohibiting Medicaid from paying for sex reassignment drug or hormone therapy or surgery.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Findings.  The general court hereby finds:

I.  That citizens living under the 138 percent of federal poverty level have greater medical needs than elective cosmetic surgery and that the state of New Hampshire should prioritize critical care costs over elective cosmetic surgeries for this population.

II.  Extending coverage for these additional elective cosmetic surgeries will dramatically increase the costs of the program for the taxpayers weakening the financial stability of the program.

III.  Neither drug or hormone therapy, nor surgery are able to impart the reproductive function of the objective sex, resulting in permanent sterility, possibly violating the Hippocratic oath.

IV.  Public funding for such procedures may violate the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire regarding rights of conscience and religious liberty.

V.  The narrow approval of the proposed rule allowing Medicaid provision of these procedures underscores the necessity of public debate and general approval or disapproval of public funding by the general court.

2  New Section; Sex Reassignment Surgery Excluded from Coverage Under State Medicaid Plan.  Amend RSA 167 by inserting after section 3-k the following new section:

167:3-l  State Medicaid Plan; Sex Reassignment Excluded.  Medical assistance provided under the state Medicaid plan shall not include sex reassignment drug or hormone therapy or surgery.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1560 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1560 Revision: 1851 Date: Nov. 9, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 15
Jan. 23, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 02:15 PM LOB 205
Feb. 20, 2018 Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 205
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 13-7; RC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 13-7; RC) HC 9 P. 56
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 188-140 03/06/2018 HJ 7 P. 34