This issue brief reviews current federal and state policies on private insurance coverage of abortion services, and how the Premium Relief Act of 2017 would affect abortion coverage for women enrolled in the individual market and some small group plans.
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This brief reviews current federal and state policies on Medicaid and insurance coverage of abortion services. It presents national and state estimates on the availability of abortion coverage for women enrolled in private plans, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace plans and Medicaid.
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While abortion services are regulated by the same laws and policies that govern other medical services, many states have enacted abortion-specific regulations that can limit women’s access to abortion services and jeopardize the quality of care.
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This interactive map shows the increase in states with laws limiting abortion coverage in Medicaid and private insurance for the years 2000, 2010, and 2019, before and after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Analysis: Insurance Riders to Cover Abortion Services Not Available to Women in States That Restrict Abortion Coverage
In 10 states, insurance plans are currently banned from including abortion as a covered service in state-regulated private plans — all individually purchased policies and fully-insured group plans. Most of these laws do not include exceptions for rape, incest, or health endangerment. In nine of these states, insurers may sell…
This data note explores the extent to which abortion riders are available in the states that restrict abortion coverage in state-regulated private plans and permit insurance carriers to sell abortion riders.
This brief looks at one of the key outstanding questions about the potential impact of the expanded Mexico City Policy (or “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance”): the size of the universe of affected NGOs.
This policy insight examines the Hyde Amendment, an annually approved law that bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortions unless the pregnancy is a result of rape, incest, or endangerment of the life of a woman. The Hyde Amendment has become the focus of debate in the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate to openly support lifting the Hyde bans on federal funding for abortion, while Donald Trump recently endorsed the codification of the law and established a Pro-life coalition. This perspective details the federal programs that are affected by the Hyde Amendment, provides estimates on the share of women insured by Medicaid affected by the law, the impact on their access to abortion services, and the potential effect if the law were to be repealed or codified.
The American Health Care Act passed by House Republicans in May would go further than existing law to restrict the availability of abortion coverage through private insurance policies. It would ban abortion coverage in all marketplace plans as well as prohibit the use of federal tax credits to purchase any…
This issue brief reviews current federal and state policies on private insurance coverage of abortion services, and the potential conflict between the AHCA provision and state laws regulating private insurance.
What Is the Scope of the Mexico City Policy: Assessing Abortion Laws in Countries That Receive U.S. Global Health Assistance
This data note assesses how the Mexico City Policy affects the provision of legal abortion services in U.S. assisted countries. The policy requires foreign NGOs to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using any funds (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global health assistance.
Poll: Early Perceptions of House Bill Show Public Thinks It Would Cover Fewer People and Raise Health Costs
Republicans More Likely to Expect Positive Changes Than Democrats or Independents Large Majority Favors Continued Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood Fielded March 6-12 as Americans were first learning about the American Health Care Act and before the Congressional Budget Office estimated its effects, the latest Kaiser Tracking Poll shows that…
The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines the public’s early attitudes towards the House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and finds that more expect the new plan will make things worse rather than better when it comes to the number of people with coverage and costs for those buying insurance on their own. The survey also measures public support for continuing current federal Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, gauges the importance of various ACA provisions for women’s and children’s health, and revisits the public’s knowledge on key provisions included in the health care law.