SB331 (2018) Detail

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


SB 331  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2938

01/05

 

SENATE BILL 331

 

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

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2938

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

SB331 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB331 Revision: 2576 Date: Dec. 8, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Finance; SJ 1
Jan. 9, 2018 Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 103, SH, 01:10 pm; SC 48
Jan. 9, 2018 ==TIME CHANGE== Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 103, SH, 01:40 pm; SC 49
March 15, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/15/2018; SC 12A
March 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 12Y-12N, MF; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Sen. Bradley Withdraws Motion to Lay on Table; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Sen. Watters Moved Reconsideration on vote of Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 13Y-11N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Sen. Giuda Moved Reconsideration on vote of Inexpedient, MA, VV; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 12Y-12N, MF; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 No Pending Motion; 03/15/2018 SJ 8