and a passionate coalition of parents, doctors and other nonprofits has been on the front lines in fourteen of the twenty states (in bold below) with elemental formula coverage. Download our State Coverage guide Alabama – No mandated coverage.
Please note that additional benefits may be required pursuant to federal law.
However, supplemental coverage for abortion is unworkable and does not provide a genuine option for coverage.
Federal law, known as the Hyde Amendment, withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for people struggling to make ends meet, except in the limited circumstances of life endangerment, rape, or incest.
But some do not even allow plans to cover abortion in those extreme circumstances.
Some of the state laws that prohibit insurance companies from providing a comprehensive plan that includes abortion allow insurance companies to offer separate coverage for abortion.
There is a right to a temporary and unpaid period of absence from employment granted to expectant or new mothers during the months immediately before and after childbirth.