Bans on Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Most Americans with employer-based heath insurance currently have coverage for abortion care. Unfortunately, politicians across the country have been busy trying to take away this coverage. The map below illustrates abortion insurance bans throughout the country. Read more below.

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Idaho

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Kansas

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Kentucky

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Missouri

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

North Dakota

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Nebraska

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Oklahoma

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Utah

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Florida

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Indiana

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion.

Louisiana

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Tennessee

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Arizona

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Mississippi

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Virginia

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Alaska

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

California

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Connecticut

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Hawaii

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Massachusetts

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Maryland

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Minnesota

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Montana

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

New Jersey

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

New Mexico

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

New York

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Oregon

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Vermont

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Washington

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

West Virginia

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Alabama

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Arkansas

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Delaware

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Georgia

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your healthy insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Iowa

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Maine

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Michigan

Prohibits all comprehensive plans from covering abortion*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion

New Hampshire

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Nevada

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

South Dakota

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Texas

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Wisconsin

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Wyoming

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Illinois

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency, or you work for the state government.

Colorado

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency, or you work for the state government.

North Carolina

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Ohio

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

Pennsylvania

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency, or you work for the state government.

Rhode Island

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency, or you work for the state government.

South Carolina

Prohibits comprehensive plans from covering abortion in health insurance markets

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • your health insurance comes from the new health care exchanges that are available in 2014;
  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the state or federal government, like an employee of a state university, a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

District of Columbia

Other restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion apply*

You cannot get a comprehensive plan that covers abortion if:

  • you get your insurance through Medicaid;
  • you work for the federal government, like a postal worker, a member of the military, or an employee of a federal agency.

*Limited exceptions may apply, including for abortion of a pregnancy that is the result of rape or incest, or when an abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life. Separate riders to cover abortion may be available for purchase.

As a result of federal health care reform, states are establishing new insurance exchanges where individuals and small businesses are able to buy health insurance. In several states, lawmakers are singling out abortion and prohibiting insurance companies from including abortion coverage in their policies. The trend is fast-moving and startling: overall, 10 states passed bans on abortion coverage and 25 banned coverage in their exchanges.

While alarming, this trend represents a renewed effort to deny women insurance coverage for abortion care. Several states already prevent insurance companies from offering abortion coverage. And for years, laws have severely curtailed coverage for people insured through state or federal programs, including low-income women, public employees, military families, Peace Corps volunteers, and Native Americans.

 

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