The Hyde Amendment and Coverage for Abortion Services
Since 1993 the Hyde Amendment has included exceptions for rape, incest and life endangerment. Public Law 103-112, 103rd Congress, 1993.
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KFF estimates based on 2019 Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
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The 14 states that reported not covering Mifeprex were Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
State Medicaid agencies are required to cover most drugs manufactured by companies participating in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, in exchange for significant rebates on drug purchases.
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