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Abortion Riders: Women Living in States with Insurance Restrictions Lack Abortion Coverage Options

Data Note
  1. Weissert W and Crary D. (2017, August 12). Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion. Associated Press.

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  2. Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama

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  3. U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). (2014, September 15). Health Insurance Exchanges: Coverage of Non-excepted Abortion Services by Qualified Health Plans.

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  4. Jones R and Kooistra K. (2011). Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health; 43(1), 41-50.

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  5. Jones R, Upadhyay U, and Weitz T. (2013). At What Cost? Payment for Abortion Care by U.S. Women. Women’s Health Issues Journal; 23(3), 173-178.

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  6. Ibid.

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  7. National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). (2012). Turning to Fairness: Insurance discrimination against women today and the Affordable Care Act.

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  8. Schaler-Haynes M, Chesnokova A, Cox C, and Feinstein M. (2012). Abortion Coverage and Health Reform: Restrictions and Options for Exchange-Based Insurance Markets. The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, 15: 323.

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  9. We did not include Utah in our search because the sale of abortion riders is not permitted there.

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  10. Utah does not allow abortion riders, and Texas's ban does not go into effect until April 2018.

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