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The revolutionary case of Roe Vs Wade will affect insurance coverage. Currently, 25 states have put restrictions on coverage of abortion.
The coverage of health insurance will get highly affected by the decision in Roe v. Wade case. The Supreme Court’s ruling now leaves the decision to other remaining states. The states will decide on the women’s right to abortion. Most of the states have already put constraints related to abortion. Also, many of them are expecting to impose restrictions. Louise Norris is an analyst with healthinsurance.org.
She stated, “State-level variations were already the norm for health insurance coverage of abortion, particularly for health plans purchased by individuals and small groups. States that will now ban abortions were generally the same states that already prohibited abortion coverage on health plans purchased in the exchange or even on all private state-regulated health plans.”
Healthinsurance.org stated that there are many differences in which a state looks over its coverage of health insurance.
In 25 states, the insurance does not cover abortion. Whereas, in other states, the insurance carriers will decide if the plan may or may not feature health insurance coverage. In Oregon, Illinois, and New York, the health plan will look after all the costs. While in the other states, the health plan will need their member to pay the normal amount. Norris said that this is not a massive change, as stated about health plans. It will be in the Affordable Care Act.
The Supreme Court sided with the Mississippi Department of Health Officer. Thomas E. Dobbs in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Hence, it overturned the case, which kept giving fuel to women’s right to abortion for 49 years.
The Court case debated the Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act. This act generally restricts abortion after the 15th week. However, justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan said that the protection of fetal life is rational. Hence, the States are free to enact all sorts of restrictions.