Abortion In Obamacare


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (9): All plans cover elective abortion. (2020 plan documents)

2. ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc. (8): Seven plans cover elective abortion. (2020 plan documents). The following plan, however, EXCLUDES elective abortion:

aPassage Bronze Alternative PCP POS (2020 plan documents)

Summary: All 2020 Individual and Family plans cover elective abortion except 1 plan by ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc., which has been offered on the marketplace as excluding elective abortion since 2018.

In 2019, there were a total of 15 Individual and Family plans offered by two insurance carriers on the Connecticut exchange. 

In 2018, there was 1 Individual plan on the exchange that excluded elective abortion (the same ConnectiCare plan above), and in 2017 there were 2 Individual exchange plans that excluded elective abortion (both were MSPs by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield). In 2016 there were 12 plans that excluded elective abortion. 


Exchange is part of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (F) or State-Run (S): S

Website: www.accesshealthct.com

State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No

Number of 2020 Insurance Carriers: 2

Total Number of Plans: 17

Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 16

Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 1

Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0


Red= covers elective abortion

Orange= some plans cover elective abortion/Unknown

Green= does not cover elective abortion

*Bold denotes that this Insurance Carrier is new to the 2020 Marketplace


General news regarding abortion coverage in Obamacare can be found here.

The CT Mirror: Health care of thousands in CT at stake as court set to hear ACA case (July 8, 2019).

Healthinsurance.org: Connecticut health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange (September 10, 2019).

Connecticut Public Radio: Connecticut Health Insurers Face Questions On Premium Price Hikes (September 4, 2019).