On Monday, March 4, 2019, the Trump Administration published final regulations for the federal Title X family planning program that could dramatically reshape the safety-net program. Some of the major changes in the new regulations focus on disqualifying providers who offer abortion services from the Title X program and banning…
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This brief reviews the Trump Administration’s new final Title X family planning regulations, compares them to the current program rules and discusses the implications of these changes for low-income women seeking family planning services and the providers that have been serving them with Title X support
Ask KFF: Alina Salganicoff Answers 3 Questions on Final Title X Regulations for Family Planning Clinics
In light of the new final rule regarding use of Title X federal funds for family planning clinics, Alina Salganicoff, Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy at KFF, answers three questions about their impact on women and the clinics that treat them.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires new private health insurance plans to cover many recommended preventive services without any patient cost-sharing. This tracker presents up-to-date information on the adult preventive services nongrandfathered private plans must cover, by condition, including a summary of the recommendation, the target population, the effective date of coverage, and related federal coverage clarifications.
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).
This factsheet reviews major sources of coverage for women residing in the U.S. in 2017, discusses the impact of the ACA on women’s coverage, and the coverage challenges that many women continue to face.
Abortion Coverage in the ACA Marketplace Plans: The Impact of Proposed Rules for Consumers, Insurers and Regulators
On November 7, 2018, a day after the 2018 midterm elections, the Trump Administration issued a proposed regulation to address “Exchange Program Integrity.” A major element of this proposed rule would affect insurers, consumers, and state insurance regulators in the states that either allow or require abortion coverage. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to ban plans from offering abortion as a benefit on their Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and requires plans that cover abortion to segregate policyholder payments for abortion coverage from all other premium charges. This brief provides an overview of current ACA-related abortion coverage policies and analyzes the potential impact of the proposed changes.
This KFF Factsheet reviews the available methods, use, and insurance coverage of male and female sterilization. It also discusses the potential affect of the ACA on sterilization rates as well as the growing presence of religious providers and its affect on the provision of sterilization services.