Governor Cuomo has introduced regulations that require New York insurers to cover abortion care with no copay. This is a groundbreaking move and has the power to make New York’s insurance regulations as strong and protective of abortion access as possible – which is critical in light of the federal government’s hostility to abortion access and coverage.
However, as they stand, the New York regulations are not as strong as they could and should be. They include language that allows employers to discriminate based on gender when providing insurance benefits.
You can help! The Department of Financial Services is accepting comments from New Yorkers and you can tell them what you think! Comments are only being accepted until March 27, so fill out the form below to make sure your voice is heard!
If you have personal comments or stories you would like to share in support of this regulation, please write them in the bottom of this email—your unique perspective will make a huge difference!