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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The Intersection of State and Federal Policies on Access to Medication Abortion Via Telehealth

This brief outlines the intersection of federal policy regarding dispensing medication abortion with state laws regulating the provision of abortion services and mifepristone dispensing via telehealth and considers the implications of the recent FDA change in different states.

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The Helms Amendment and Abortion Laws in Countries Receiving U.S. Global Health Assistance

This brief examines abortion laws in countries that received certain U.S. foreign assistance to better understand the implications of the Helms Amendment (which prohibits the use of foreign assistance to pay for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortion) for abortion access globally.

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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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Nov. 16 Web Briefing: Update on Women’s Health Policy

The Supreme Court, Congress, and state policymakers are currently debating issues that are central to women’s health and well-being. Watch the KFF Women’s Health Policy team web briefing to learn more about the status and implications of these debates, from abortion to paid leave.

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health: State Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear their first abortion case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, with a solid conservative majority. The case, Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law banning nearly all abortions…

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State Profiles for Women’s Health

Explore the latest national and state-specific data and policies on women’s health. Topics include health status, insurance and Medicaid coverage, use of preventive services, sexual health, maternal and infant health, and abortion policies. Many indicators provide state-level information for women of different racial and ethnic groups.

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Infographic: The Availability and Use of Medication Abortion Care

This infographic highlights data and policies regarding the availability and effectiveness of medication abortion in the United States. Medication abortion accounts for more than half (54%) of all abortions before nine weeks gestation in the U.S.  

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Interactive: How State Policies Shape Access to Abortion Coverage

This interactive map shows the increase in states with laws restricting abortion coverage in Medicaid and private insurance since 2010.

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Intersection of State Abortion Policy and Clinical Practice: June 2021 Update

This infographic updates a prior JAMA infographic that presents state policies related to abortion and their intersection with clinical practice. The graphic highlights state-level abortion specific policies, ranging from waiting period laws to medication abortion requirements.

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Medication Abortion and Telemedicine: Innovations and Barriers During the COVID-19 Emergency

This post looks at a new contactless method of providing medication abortions and now this can be and has been used in response to the pandemic. The post also examines state policies that act as barriers to implementing these new protocols.

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