Addressing barriers related to access such as cost is imperative to protecting women’s reproductive health and will help to bolster associated socioeconomic outcomes such as educational attainment and job participation.
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How does the Hyde Amendment restrict insurance coverage of abortion care? Issued September 2020 The Hyde Amendment is a policy that bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortion care except when a pregnancy endangers the life of the pregnant person, or when it results from rape or incest.1 Since 1976 Congress has … Continued
Groundbreaking legislation for reproductive justice, the EACH Woman Act would reverse the Hyde Amendment and related abortion coverage restrictions.
Health insurance is intended to help people cover both preventive and unexpected health costs. Yet federal and state politicians have singled out abortion and placed numerous bans on coverage for this health service within government-sponsored and private health insurance plans. Restrictions on insurance for abortion can have negative impacts for millions of women, especially low-income … Continued