Tag Archives: abortion coverage

Graham-Cassidy Continues Efforts To Bar Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion

During the two years (2018 and 2019) that premium subsidies would still exist before being phased out under the new proposal, those subsidies would be barred from going to any plan that includes coverage for abortion, beyond those rare cases when the woman’s life is endangered or the pregnancy...

September 25, 2017

Senate GOP Wins Vote To Debate Health Care, Then Loses Vote On ACA Replacement Bill

On July 25, the US Senate began its long-awaited debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The Senate voted against a modified version of ACA replacement legislation developed by Majority Leader McConnell and may end up adopting a radically slimmed down repeal bill.

July 26, 2017

Conservatives Are Using The American Health Care Act To Restrict Private Insurance From Covering Abortion

While House Republicans find themselves divided on a wide range of important issues in the American Health Care Act , in one area they are united. The new legislation's language barring federal money from being used to support any private insurance plan that covers abortion.

March 21, 2017

Plaintiffs Say ACA Equity Rules Illegally Require Abortion, Gender Transition Services

A new lawsuit alleges that regulations implementing ACA nondiscrimination provisions force the plaintiff professionals and facilities to provide gender transition services against their medical judgment and religious beliefs. It also asserts that the regulations require abortion coverage.

August 24, 2016

Implementing Health Reform: State Innovation Waivers; Vermont’s Abortion Coverage Conundrum (Updated)

Congress adopted a national program for reforming insurance markets and for encouraging enrollment. But Congress also recognized that states might have innovative reform ideas and thus provided that states could strike out on their own by proposing reforms equally as effective as those in the ACA.

July 23, 2015