Abortion Coverage Bans On Public and Private Insurance: Access to Abortion Care Limited For Millions of Women

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 women, including higher out-of-pocket costs, increased stress, delays in accessing abortion care, or the inability to access abortion care altogether.