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Abortion coverage in the Premium Relief Act of 2017 (HR 4666)

Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Author(s):
Sobel, Laurie, author
Rosenzweig, Caroline, author
Salganicoff, Alina, author
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2018
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Abortion, Legal -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Insurance Exchanges -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence
Federal Government
Private Sector
State Government
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The role of government in regulating abortion coverage began to be debated shortly after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v Wade. Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has blocked federal funds under Medicaid and other federal programs from being used to pay for abortion, allowing exceptions only for pregnancies that endanger a woman's life, or that result from rape or incest. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) interpreted the federal abortion-funding ban to include the federal tax credits that functioned as premium subsidies to help individuals afford Marketplace plans. This issue brief reviews current federal and state policies on private insurance coverage of abortion services, and how the Premium Relief Act of 2017 would affect abortion coverage for women enrolled in the individual market and some small group plans.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (5 pages)).
NLM Unique ID:
101740225 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Author(s):
Sobel, Laurie, author
Rosenzweig, Caroline, author
Salganicoff, Alina, author
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2018
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Abortion, Legal -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Insurance Exchanges -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence
Federal Government
Private Sector
State Government
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The role of government in regulating abortion coverage began to be debated shortly after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v Wade. Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has blocked federal funds under Medicaid and other federal programs from being used to pay for abortion, allowing exceptions only for pregnancies that endanger a woman's life, or that result from rape or incest. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) interpreted the federal abortion-funding ban to include the federal tax credits that functioned as premium subsidies to help individuals afford Marketplace plans. This issue brief reviews current federal and state policies on private insurance coverage of abortion services, and how the Premium Relief Act of 2017 would affect abortion coverage for women enrolled in the individual market and some small group plans.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (5 pages)).
NLM Unique ID:
101740225 (See catalog record)