The Status and Likely Impact of Final Regulations on Payments for Abortion Coverage in ACA Marketplace Plans

Issue Brief
  1. Although Oregon law mandates abortion coverage, Providence Health Plan is exempt from the requirement, as they excluded coverage in all individual, small employer, and large employer group plans in 2017. Similarly, Providence Health Plan is exempt in Washington, where state law includes a religious conscience clause.

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  2. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS, Final Rule, 84 FR 71674 December 27, 2019 at page 71707

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  3. 42 U.S.C. 18023(b)(2)(C)(ii)(II)

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