Issue Brief
  1. 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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  2. Democratic Platform Committee. (2020). 2020 Democratic Party Platform.

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  3. KFF estimates based on 2019 Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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  4. Boonstra H, Guttmacher Institute, Abortion in the Lives of Women Struggling Financially: Why Insurance Coverage Matters.  Guttmacher Policy Review, vol. 19. (2016)

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  5. Guttmacher Institute. Induced Abortion in the United States, January 2018.

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  6. Jones RK, Ingerick M, Jerman J, Women’s Health Issues, Differences in Abortion Service Delivery in Hostile, Middle-ground, and Supportive States in 2014, January 2018.

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  7. Ibid.

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  8. Roberts SC, Gould H, Kimport K, Weitz TA, Foster DG, Women’s Health Issues, Out-of-Pocket Costs and Insurance Coverage for Abortion in the United States, March 2014.

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  9. Ibid.

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  10. Boonstra H, Guttmacher Institute, Abortion in the Lives of Women Struggling Financially: Why Insurance Coverage Matters July 2016.

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  11. Roberts SCM et al, BMC Women's Health Estimating the proportion of Medicaid-eligible pregnant women in Louisiana who do not get abortions when Medicaid does not cover abortion.  volume 19, Article number: 78 (2019)

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  12. Jones SB, Weitz TA, Am J Public Health, Legal Barriers to Second-Trimester Abortion Provision and Public Health Consequences, April 2009.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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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  15. Salganicoff A, Sobel L, Ramaswamy A, KFF, Coverage for Abortion Services in Medicaid, Marketplace Plans and Private Plans, June 2019.

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  16. Jerman J, Jones RK and Onda T, Guttmacher Institute. Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients in 2014 and Changes Since 2008, May 2016.

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