Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Establishing a Reproductive Health Fund in Kalamazoo

2021-04-26T10:35:29-04:00April 8th, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

NIRH believes that localities are laboratories for innovation in policy-making that centers equitable access to reproductive health care. We are committed to securing municipal funding to support abortion access, and we ground our strategy in the growing movement to create municipal budgets that truly invest in community health and safety rather than over-policing. In 2021, [...]

Virginia Legislative Victories

2021-04-26T10:37:41-04:00February 25th, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

Both NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund have worked steadily in Virginia for several years — Virginia has now passed proactive abortion laws two years in a row, rolling back a host of restrictions to create a much-needed access point in the Southeast. Virginia had once been infamous for its attacks on abortion care, passing [...]

Clearer Standards for Health Insurer ID Cards

2019-11-08T17:07:45-05:00July 10th, 2019|Access to Contraception, Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion|

In 2017, NIRH successfully fought for no-copay coverage of abortion and contraception for all state-regulated insurance plans in New York. However, many New Yorkers are covered by employer-provided self-funded plans which are governed by federal law and do not have to comply with state-level requirements. NIRH then urged the state to find a creative solution [...]

Passing Resolution Supporting Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care in Durham County, NC

2018-04-09T16:57:59-04:00April 9th, 2018|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

On April 9, 2018, the Durham County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment and calling upon President Trump and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to support measures to ensure and protect the rights of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals everywhere to have unhindered access to safe [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support Abortion Coverage in Public Insurance Programs in Pittsburgh, PA

2017-11-20T15:28:23-05:00November 20th, 2017|Insurance Coverage for Abortion|

On November 20, 2017, the Pittsburgh City Council voted to pass a Will of Council calling for the passage of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage (EACH Woman) Act, a federal bill that would reinstate abortion coverage in public insurance programs, and for the repeal of Pennsylvania’s ban on abortion coverage in private insurance plans [...]

Achieving Regulations to Secure Insurance Coverage for Abortion and Contraception in New York State

2017-06-30T13:44:04-04:00June 30th, 2017|Access to Contraception, Insurance Coverage for Abortion|

In 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his agencies issued four different regulations that affirm access to insurance coverage for abortion and contraception in New York State, protect access to insurance coverage for all New Yorkers if the federal government repeals or restricts the ACA, and improve conditions for women who are incarcerated. The abortion and contraception regulations are wide-ranging [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support Reproductive Health Services for All Immigrants in Seattle, WA

2019-06-19T16:46:37-04:00June 26th, 2017|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

In June 2017, the Seattle City Council and Mayor built on their 2014 resolution that called for federal lawmakers to repeal all bans on public insurance coverage of abortion, by passing a proclamation in support of policies that support insurance coverage of abortion and funding for reproductive health services for all immigrants. This effort was [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support Insurance Coverage for Abortion in Multnomah County, OR

2019-06-19T16:46:41-04:00April 20th, 2017|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

On April 20, 2017, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a proclamation in support of policies that support insurance coverage and funding for all reproductive health care services for women, including abortion. This vote followed a hearing by the Board of Commissioners on March 29, 2016, that examined the landscape of [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support the EACH Woman Act in Los Angeles, CA

2016-09-30T19:58:32-04:00September 30th, 2016|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

On September 30, Councilwoman Nury Martinez led the Los Angeles City Council in a unanimous vote to call for passage of the EACH Woman Act and a repeal on bans on insurance coverage of abortion. Supported by the Los Angeles Coalition for Reproductive Justice, this resolution, passed on the actual 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, [...]

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