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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This report answers some key questions about abortion in the United States and presents data collected before the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
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This Policy Watch takes a look at employers ability to access abortion information when their health plan covers abortion services. With some states criminalizing entities who assist in abortions, employers and providers face legal jeopardy and existing privacy laws such as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) may be limited in their privacy protections.
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.
This brief presents an overview of telemedicine’s current use in sexual and reproductive health care, and reviews considerations in its coverage, potential to improve access, and financial implications for providers and patients.
Attorneys General from 23 states, major family planning organizations, individual providers, and the American Medical Association have sued to block the new rules.
This brief provides an overview of the legal challenges to the Trump Administration final Title X regulations and summarizes the key positions of the plaintiffs and HHS.
As policy debates over the future of access to reproductive and sexual health services heat up at the national and state levels, understanding how these policies are playing out on the ground requires getting beyond the statistics. Earlier this year, KFF, working with Health Management Associates, conducted case studies and…
This report summarizes the major findings from KFF and HMA case studies in five U.S. communities, highlighting cross-cutting themes and the degree to which low-income women in diverse communities face challenges in accessing reproductive and sexual health care, as well as promising initiatives established by community providers to address barriers and improve access to these basic services.
This data note provides estimates of the status of the Title X network following the implementation of the new regulations.
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.
A new brief analyzes the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to federal anti-discrimination regulations that would eliminate existing protections in health care related to gender identity and access to abortion, and narrow protections for non-English speakers.
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.