Will My Insurance Cover It?
For many people, cost is a barrier when accessing reproductive healthcare, like birth control or abortions. If you have health insurance, they may cover all or part of your birth control or abortion depending on many different factors like religious affiliation, whether the provider is in-network, or employer. The best way to find out what your insurance covers is to call their customer service hotline or look up the covered services and providers on their website. You can also call a provider and ask them what insurance they accept and how much services cost without an insurance plan. If payment is an issue for birth control or abortion services, speak with your provider about these barriers. The provider will be able to connect you to lower cost resources or benefit plans to help pay for the services you need.
The Maryland Medical Care Program covers abortion in five specific medical reasons:
- Risk to life of the mother
- Risk to mother’s current or future somatic health
- Risk to mother’s current or future mental health
- Fetal genetic defect or serious deformity or abnormality
- Mother was a victim of rape or incest