FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN – Statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, including information from healthinsurance.org about how the decision may impact insurance coverage of abortion.
Statement from Louise Norris, health policy analyst for healthinsurance.org:
“With Roe v. Wade overturned, abortion access will vary more sharply from one state to another. State-level variations were already the norm for health insurance coverage of abortion, particularly for health plans purchased by individuals and small groups. States that will now ban abortions were generally the same states that already prohibited abortion coverage on health plans purchased in the exchange or even on all private state-regulated health plans.
For the time being, however, most health plans in all states will continue to provide coverage for FDA-approved female contraception, including sterilization, long-acting contraception (IUDs and implants), and emergency contraception.”
Healthinsurance.org recently published information highlighting the wide variation in how states regulate health insurance coverage of abortion and how federal policy has impacted abortion rates.
Healthinsurance.org provides free, online resources for consumers, including information about individual health insurance, major medical insurance and affordable medical insurance.
Amy Fletcher Faircloth [email protected]