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California is a leader on ensuring equitable healthcare and reproductive rights and is one of 16 states that provide Medicaid coverage of abortion.

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About the EACH Woman Act

Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette, (D-CO), and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth, (D-IL), Kamala Harris, (D-CA), Mazie Hirono, (D-HI), and Patty Murray (D-WA), introduced the EACH Woman Act (HR 1692 and S 758). This bill ensures coverage for abortion for every woman, however much she earns or however she is insured. For […]

Abortion Coverage Map

What are your state’s laws when it comes to abortion coverage? Currently, 35 states and the District of Columbia do not cover abortion within their state Medicaid programs, except for limited exceptions. Map Data Sources: Guttmacher Institute. (July 2016). Abortion in the Lives of Women Struggling Financially: Why Insurance Coverage Matters. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/about/gpr/2016/07/abortion-lives-women-struggling-financially-why-insurance-coverage-matters Guttmacher […]

Sample Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, While abortion has been legal the U.S. thanks to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, abortion care remains effectively out of reach for too many people. The reason? The Hyde Amendment, first passed in 1976, bans coverage of abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid health insurance. And, the Trump administration and his […]

Hyde Amendment Fact Sheet

THE HYDE AMENDMENT is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion. This restriction primarily withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people, except […]

Ten Progressive Justice Organizations Call on Congress to Lift Bans on Abortion Coverage

November 6, 2017 Dear Members of Congress: Nearly a year ago, President Trump’s election brought a daunting challenge to our doorstep. In the past twelve months, we have seen hurtful and divisive rhetoric; dismantling of federal infrastructure that protects workers and the environment; and executive actions that scapegoat immigrants, harm people of color, and attack […]

Polling Shows Voters Connect Reproductive Health to Economic Security & Opportunity

An October 2017 public opinion poll from Hart Research Associates reveals voters’ significant concerns about Trump Administration policies that limit abortion coverage and access to contraception, and a recognition of the impact they have on women’s economic security. Key findings from the poll include: There is a near universal, fundamental belief that in America, everyone should […]

Información en español sobre la EACH Woman Act

EACH WOMAN ACT: El Proyecto de Ley de Acceso a la Cobertura de Aborto Para Cada Mujer en Seguros de Salud (EACH Woman Act por su nombre en inglés) TEMAS DE DISCUSIÓN [Título] EACH Woman Act asegura que toda mujer pueda ejercer su derecho a planificar su propia familia. [VISIÓN] Cuando se trata de las […]

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 […]

Over 70 Organizations Sign Letter Opposing Abortion Coverage Bans in ACA Repeal

More than 70 organizations  submitted the following letter strongly opposing the abortion coverage bans and restrictions in the GOP’s proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter urges Members of Congress to be bold and oppose any attempt to repeal  the ACA, defund Planned Parenthood and restrict abortion coverage.