Abortion: Private and Public Insurance Coverage

Abortion: Private and Public Insurance Coverage | In the News

States continue to pass new restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion regardless of whether a woman receives her insurance from the government, including Medicaid, or from a private insurer. Some of these restrictions would be applied to the health care exchanges being created under federal health care reform.

La. House advances bill that would cut Medicaid funding for abortion providers
The Louisiana House on Wednesday voted 85-7 to approve a bill (HB 606) that would cut Medicaid funding from abortion providers, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Mo. Legislature passes budget targeting Planned Parenthood funding
The Missouri Legislature last week passed a $27 billion state budget that would prohibit abortion providers in the state from receiving Medicaid funding, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

CQ Magazine examines conservative states' attempts to defund abortion providers
Conservative states are employing several different strategies to block abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving public funding, CQ Magazine reports.

Lawmakers press Obama admin to finish investigation on Calif. rule on abortion coverage
Conservative lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to act on an ongoing investigation into a California requirement that the state's insurers must provide abortion coverage, Politico Pro reports.

Study finds increase in birth rates after Texas' Planned Parenthood funding cuts
The birth rate among low-income women who previously obtained contraception from clinics in Texas increased after the state cut funding for Planned Parenthood and family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers, according to a Texas Policy Evaluation Project study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Los Angeles Times' "Science Now" reports.

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Abortion: Private and Public Insurance Coverage | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health related to Abortion: Private and Public Insurance Coverage.

Walker v. Jesson
Demand in state court for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), accusing DHS of using public funds to pay for non-therapeutic abortions for indigent women.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur
State court challenge to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services regulations and statute that severely restrict the circumstances under which the state will provide Medicaid coverage for medically necessary abortions.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast v. Kliebert
Federal court challenge to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's order to terminate Louisiana's Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri v. Praeger
Federal court challenge to a Kansas law that prohibits insurance coverage of abortion and abortion-related services.

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