Chuck Donovan, President
Charlotte Lozier Institute
As in years past, our pro-life team has been hard at work figuring out which Obamacare plans for 2017 do not cover abortion on demand. Open Enrollment began on November 1, and I am pleased to alert you today to our findings at our website.
After poring over the 2017 health plan documents for every plan offered on the Obamacare exchanges throughout the country, the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Family Research Council teams have determined this year’s list of health plan that do not cover abortion on demand.
Here are some of our newly updated findings for 2017:
- In 5 states and the District of Columbia, 100% of the exchange plans cover abortion on demand, including Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Washington. (This is 4 more states than last year with no pro-life option in the ACA marketplace.)
- 9 states and the District of Columbia have 85% or more of their exchange plans covering elective abortion.
- 4 additional states have about 50% to 85% of their exchange plans covering elective abortion.
- Of all exchange plans in states that permit elective abortion coverage on the exchange, an estimated 56% (around 882 plans) cover abortion on demand.
- 25 states have passed legislation to prohibit elective abortion coverage on exchange plans since the ACA passed.
- 11 fewer locales have Multi-State Plans this year than in 2016 (12 states were dropped and one was added, resulting in less or no pro-life options in several states).
Check out www.ObamacareAbortion.com for more details.
Please help us spread the word about abortion coverage in Obamacare by forwarding this to family and friends, especially those who might be looking to sign up for a health plan for 2017. It’s not too late to change plans if you accidentally purchased one that covers abortion on demand! Open Enrollment continues until January 31, 2017.