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TX’s Proposed COVID-19 Vaccine Ban & Many U.S. Employers’ Lack of Abortion Coverage

October 20, 2023 (1 min read)

TX Weighs COVID-19 Vaccine Ban

In their 3rd special session of the year, Texas lawmakers are considering a bill (SB 7 c) that would bar private employers from requiring their workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Employers that take “adverse action” against workers or contractors who refuse to be vaccinated would be subject to a $10,000 fine under the measure, which was passed by the Senate on Oct. 12 and was pending in the House Committee on State Affairs as of Oct. 16. (KXAN)

Quarter of Large Employers Provide Limited or No Abortion Coverage

Ten percent of large U.S. employers—those with 200 workers or more—don’t provide coverage for legal abortion under their largest health plans, according to KFF’s latest employer health benefits survey. Another 18% of such employers said abortions were only covered under certain circumstances, like when a pregnancy resulted from incest or rape, or when the mother’s health or life are in jeopardy. (KFF)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK


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