Abortion: Private and Public Coverage

Abortion: Private and Public 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.

Blogs comment on role of abortion care in Colo.'s 'universal' health coverage proposal; Irish abortion-rights advocate and more
Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Huffington Post blogs and Bustle.

Mo. to delay budget provision prohibiting funding for abortion providers
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Thursday said the state would not immediately enforce provisions in the state budget that prohibit allocating Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

HHS rejects challenge to Calif. abortion coverage rule
The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a challenge to a California requirement that health insurance plans in the state to cover abortion care, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Fla. county finds method for funding women's health clinic despite state defunding effort
Alachua County, Florida, officials have found a way to circumvent a looming state law that will defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Planned Parenthood challenges Miss. law targeting funding for abortion providers
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against a Mississippi law (SB 2238) that will prevent Medicaid funding from going to abortion providers, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

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Abortion: Private and Public Coverage | In the Courts

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