Women’s Health

I am currently uninsured and plan to purchase coverage through the health insurance Marketplace. Do the insurance plans in the Marketplace cover abortions?

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It depends on where you live and the specific plan you choose. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federal constitutional right to abortion. States can now determine the legality of abortion in their state. Fourteen states have banned the right to abortion while some have expanded it.

Nine states require state-regulated plans to cover abortion without cost-sharing. Seven additional states allow plans in the Marketplace to cover all abortions. Among the states that have not banned abortion, 13 ban Marketplace plans from covering abortion except in very limited circumstances. Check the plan details to find out whether your plan covers abortion services.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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