State of Abortion in the United States
Abortion Financing: Private Insurance
According to data presented in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Women’s Health Policy Fact Sheet, published in June 2008:
- Five states (ID, KY, MO, ND, OK) restrict insurance coverage of abortion services in private plans: OK limits coverage to life endangerment, rape or incest circumstances; and the other four states limit coverage to cases of life endangerment.
- Twelve states (CO, IL, KY, MA, MS, NE, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA) restrict abortion coverage in insurance plans for public employees, with CO and KY restricting insurance coverage of abortion under any circumstances.
- U.S. laws also ban federal funding of abortions for Federal employees and their dependents, Native Americans covered by the Indian Health Service, military personnel and their dependents, and women with disabilities covered by Medicare.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation. Women’s Health Policy Facts, June 2008. http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/upload/3269-02.pdf
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