Federal and state laws, as well as insurers’ coverage policies, shape the extent to which women can have coverage for abortion services under both publicly funded programs and private plans. Women who seek an abortion, but do not have coverage for the service, shoulder the out-of-pocket costs of the services.
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COVID-19 Puts Medication Abortion in the Spotlight

A new Coronavirus Policy Watch post from KFF explores how state responses to limit abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn renewed attention to the provision of medication abortion using telemedicine approaches.  Medication abortion via telemedicine is a method that can be used to safely provide women with access…

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A Reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court: Implications for Health Policy

U.S. Supreme Court decisions shape health policy in important ways. The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, if confirmed, is expected to establish a solid 6:3 conservative majority that could affect case outcomes in several areas. This issue brief considers the potential implications of a reconfigured Court for health policy issues, including those already on the Court’s docket for the coming term and those that the Court may choose to consider in this term or in the future.

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Abortion at SCOTUS: A Review of Potential Cases this Term and Possible Rulings

This brief examines the implications of a Supreme Court with a solid conservative majority for two abortion cases which have pending requests for review. If the Court chooses to take these cases, abortion laws and who can legally challenge them could be affected in major ways.

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Percent of Title X Clinics that are Planned Parenthood Clinics and/or Provide Abortions

This map presents the share of Title X clinics that are Planned Parenthood clinics and/or provide abortions (as of 05/2019) and would no longer qualify for funding unless they separate from Planned Parenthood Federation of America or physically separate their abortion services from their family planning care.

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Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Key Findings from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey

This brief presents new data from the KFF Women’s Health Survey on coverage and use of reproductive and sexual health services among different subgroups of women ages 18 to 49.

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Survey: OBGYNs Report That the Affordable Care Act Has Increased Use of Contraceptives Among Patients, but the Cost of Reproductive Health Care Still a Burden for Their Low-Income Patients

This report highlights key findings from the 2020 KFF National Physician Survey on Reproductive Health that asked a nationally representative sample of OBGYNs practicing in the United States about a wide range of issues, including their provision of contraception, abortion, and STI care.

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Use of Telemedicine for Sexual and Reproductive Health is Low – Despite Potential to Improve Access to Care

New KFF analysis outlines the growing use of telemedicine for contraception, abortion and STI care, including a discussion of insurance coverage of telemedicine services, the financial implications for providers and patients, and its potential to improve access to reproductive health care across the United States. 

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‘In Focus with KFF’: What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?

In this video, KFF Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy Laurie Sobel describes how a ruling overturning Roe could affect abortion access in the United States.

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June 9 Web Event: Americans’ Knowledge and Attitudes About Abortion Access and the Pending Supreme Court Ruling

On June 9, KFF released findings from a national public opinion survey on abortion. The event highlighted key issues including awareness and attitudes of the impending Supreme Court opinion, its potential impact on abortion access, the importance of abortion policy to voting preferences in this year’s midterm elections, and knowledge of abortion and related health care.

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Coverage for Abortion Services in Medicaid, Marketplace Plans and Private Plans

This brief reviews current federal and state policies on Medicaid and insurance coverage of abortion services and presents national and state estimates on the availability of abortion coverage for women enrolled in private plans, Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans, and Medicaid.

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