The day after the 2018 midterm elections, the Trump Administration issued proposed regulations that would require ACA Marketplace plans to issue separate bills to individuals who have abortion coverage as part of their benefit package.
In Health Affairs, KFF experts discuss the feasibility of abortion riders to private group and individual health plans as a means of providing access to abortion coverage when states ban the coverage as part of an insurance plan.
The Trump Administration proposed new regulations in June for the Federal Title X family planning program that could significantly impact the network of providers currently available to low-income women.
- 10 states ban abortion coverage in most private plans
- 9 of these states allow sale of abortion riders
- No insurers offer abortion riders on individual market in these states
- Which employers are exempt from providing contraceptive coverage without cost sharing.
- What type of employers may seek an “accommodation” to avoid paying for contraceptives in their plans.
Changes to the program’s financing and structure could have significant implications for low-income women’s access to coverage and care.
Even as overall rates of abortion decline, the use of medication abortion has grown significantly since its approval by the FDA.