Insurance and Medicaid
Private Health Insurance
We understand that dealing with insurance companies can be difficult particularly in times of stress. Many insurance companies cover the Mifeprex* regimen. You may wish to go to State-by-State Payer Policies for information specific to your state; however, everyone has different coverage, so it is important that you check directly with your insurance company to find out if Mifeprex is covered. For most patients, the office visits and lab tests will be covered and so will the medication. You will be responsible for any copayments or deductibles that normally apply under your health insurance policy. There is usually a number on the back of your insurance card that you can call to check on your benefits. Your doctor or clinic might also be able to help you determine what level of reimbursement your policy provides.
The federal Medicaid program will only provide funding for abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the woman's life is in danger. However, some states go beyond the minimum coverage set by the federal guidelines, and fund abortions, including Mifeprex. The following states currently provide some coverage for abortion services, and you can click on a given state to get more specific information.
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Since it takes time to qualify for Medicaid, you should ask about your eligibility for Emergency Medicaid. Emergency Medicaid covers pregnant women who do not have health insurance and who meet Medicaid income and asset limits. Emergency Medicaid may cover the cost of an abortion, you should check with your State Medicaid program for more information.
For resources on Medicaid funding for abortions you may wish to visit State Law Resources.