To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that the coverage offered under multi-State qualified health plans offered in Exchanges is consistent with the Federal abortion funding ban.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013'' or the ``PROTECT Act''.
SEC. 2. CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL ABORTION FUNDING BAN FOR COVERAGE UNDER MULTI-STATE PLANS IN EXCHANGES.
(a) In General.--Paragraph (6) of section 1334(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18054(a)(6)) is amended to read as follows: ``(6) Consistency with federal abortion funding ban.-- ``(A) In general.--In entering into contracts under this subsection, the Director shall ensure that no multi-State qualified health plan offered in an Exchange provides for coverage of abortions. ``(B) Exception.--The limitation established in subparagraph (A) shall not apply to an abortion-- ``(i) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or ``(ii) in a case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.''. (b) Preemption.--Section 1303(c) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18023(c)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph...