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 Hyde Amendment and Coverage for Abortion Services

This brief details the federal programs affected by the Hyde Amendment, provides estimates on the share of women insured by Medicaid affected by the law, reviews the impact of the law on their access to abortion services, and discusses the potential effect if the law were to be repealed.

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KFF Poll: Majority of Americans Say Recent State Abortion Regulations Are Intended to Reduce Access

The latest KFF poll finds most Americans (67%) think recent state-level abortion restrictions are designed to make access to abortion more difficult, rather than protect women’s health and safety. These state-level abortion restrictions have become more common in the last several years – with lawmakers arguing that these laws are…

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Abortion Knowledge and Attitudes: KFF Polling and Policy Insights

In recent years, many states have passed laws restricting access to abortion and the Trump administration has made a number of changes to federal reproductive health policy. This poll examines the experiences and attitudes of the general public and the group most likely to be impacted by such policies – women between the ages of 18 and 49. In addition to attitudes towards recent changes in reproductive health policy, this poll, conducted nearly five decades since the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, finds a majority of the public do not want to see the Supreme Court overturn its landmark ruling, which established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.

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Fact Sheet Provides an Overview of Abortion Later in Pregnancy and Policies to Regulate It

Abortions occurring at or after 21 weeks gestational age are rare (1.4%) and difficult to obtain, yet these abortions are subject to intense public debate in the news, policy and the law.  A new KFF fact sheet provides basic information about abortion later in pregnancy in the US, including what it is,…

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Abortions Later in Pregnancy

This fact sheet explains why individuals may seek abortions later in pregnancy, how often these procedures occur, how the concepts of viability and fetal pain play into this topic, and the various laws which regulate access to abortions later in pregnancy.

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Policies Aimed at Limiting Access to Abortion May Negatively Impact Pregnancy Loss Care

Abortion restrictions around the country have the potential to limit clinicians’ ability to manage pregnancy loss.

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Understanding Pregnancy Loss in the Context of Abortion Restrictions and Fetal Harm Laws

This brief examines how policies aimed at limiting abortion may have negative consequences on people experiencing pregnancy loss.

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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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Telemedicine in Sexual and Reproductive Health

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.

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