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.

Ohio officials scramble to find alternative providers following law targeting Planned Parenthood
Ohio health officials are struggling to contract with alternative health care providers following a new law (HB 294) that aims to defund Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Catholic groups sue New York over abortion coverage requirement
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany on May 4 filed a lawsuit against New York challenging a state mandate requiring certain employers to provide insurance coverage that includes abortion care, Courthouse News Service reports.

Planned Parenthood sues Ohio over defunding measure
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law (HB 294) that aims to defund the organization's affiliates in the state, Reuters reports.

Planned Parenthood sues Kan. over decision to cut Medicaid contract
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Kansas' decision to cut the organization from the state's Medicaid program, Reuters reports.

Okla. Medicaid program to end contracts with two Planned Parenthood affiliates
Oklahoma's Medicaid program on Wednesday announced that it is ending its contracts with two Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state, 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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