Group Health Omits Abortion Coverage From Plans Sold On State Exchange

The Seattle Times' Carol M. Ostrom, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: “Group Health Cooperative will not cover abortion in its individual health-insurance plans being offered through the Washington state marketplace put in place by the Affordable Care Act, but says women who buy them will be able to access the service without paying more. Group Health said it made the decision not to include the coverage because of murky regulations about how it would have to account for federal money in plans that offered abortion” (Ostrom, 8/30). Read the story.

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