abortion coverage http://www.kplu.org en Even with enough votes, abortion coverage mandate may fail http://www.kplu.org/post/even-enough-votes-abortion-coverage-mandate-may-fail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Abortion-rights supporters say they have enough votes to pass a controversial insurance mandate measure in the Washington state Senate. But it appears unlikely to clear a Republican-led health care committee before a Wednesday deadline.</span></p><div class="content" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><div class="card-content"><p>Things got testy Monday at a public hearing on the measure. Democrat Karen Keiser urged Republican Chair Randi Becker to allow a committee vote on the bill.</p><p>“It’s the right thing to do and I would really ask you to consider my request,” Keiser said. To which Becker responded, “Thank you. We’ll consider it.”</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 01:01:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 8244 at http://www.kplu.org