Abortion In Obamacare


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (8): All plans cover elective abortion (2019 plan documents).

2. ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc. (7): Six plans cover elective abortion (2019 plan documents). The following plan, however, EXCLUDES elective abortion:

a.  Passage Bronze Alternative PCP POS (2019 plan documents).

Summary: In 2019, there are a total of 15 Individual and Family plans offered by two insurance carriers on the Connecticut exchange. There are no new carriers.

All 2019 Individual and Family plans cover elective abortion except 1 plan offered by ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc.

In 2018 there was 1 Individual plan on the exchange that excluded elective abortion, 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.

You may want to call the issuer directly to confirm. We will update this page when we receive new information.


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 2019 Insurance Carriers: 2

Total Number of Plans: 15

  • Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 14
  • Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 1
  • Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0

State Has Multi-State Plans (MSPs):  No

If yes, Number of MSPs: N/A

MSPs That Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: N/A


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 2019 Marketplace


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

Hartford Courant: Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1; You Can Window Shop Starting Today (October 22, 2018)

The CT Mirror: Access Health CT launches new online tool to compare plans (October 19, 2018)

The CT Mirror: What you need to know for the 2017 Obamacare open enrollment (October 25, 2016)

Healthinsurance.org: ConnectiCare reverses course, remains in exchange for 2017 (September 28, 2016)

Healthinsurance.org: CT excels at Obamacare; 9 out of 10 residents covered (September 1, 2016)

Healthinsurance.org: Weighted average rate hike just 1.6% for Access Health CT plans (September 16, 2015)

New Haven Register: Connecticut’s Access Health says it has cut uninsured rate 3.8 percent in 2015 (October 15, 2015)

New Haven Register: Connecticut auditors fault handling of state insurance exchange potential data breach (October 6, 2015)

CT Mirror: Auditors question Access Health’s information security (October 6, 2015)

CT Mirror: House panel grills Access Health CEO, other exchange chiefs (September 29, 2015)

Health Insurance.org: Weighted average rate hike just 1.6% for Access Health CT plans (September 16, 2015)

The CT Mirror: Vermont officials eyeing CT’s health insurance exchange (May 21, 2015)

Breitbart: Pro-Life Family No Longer Forced to Pay Obamacare ‘Abortion Surcharge’ (December 10, 2014)

Hartford Courant: Access Health Adds Plans That Exclude Abortion Coverage (December 2, 2014)

CT Mirror: Access Health CT adds some plans excluding abortion coverage (December 1, 2014)

The Christian Institute: Pro-life Win: US State to Offer Non-Abortion Obamacare Plan (November 27, 2014)

The Daily Signal: Family Gets Relief From Obamacare’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Fee,’ But Pro-lifers Aren’t Rejoicing Just Yet (November 24, 2014)

Live Action News: Forced into Obamacare, pro-life Family Refuses to Pay Hidden Abortion Surcharge (November 21, 2014)

WND: Family Beats Obamacare in Fight Over Abortion Charges(November 21, 2014)

The Hill: Activists Say States Keep Abortion Coverage in Health Plans (November 20, 2014)

Insurance News Net: Connecticut Family Won’t be Forced to Pay Obamacare Elective Abortion Surcharge (November 20, 2014)

Townhall: GAO Report Confirms: Taxpayer Funding of Abortion and No Transparency ( September 25, 2014)

LifeNews: Family of Six Says They’ll Go Uninsured Before Paying Obamacare’s “Abortion Fee” (September 24, 2014)

The Federalist: Three Ways Obamacare Forces Americans to Fund Big Abortion (September 23, 2014)

Washington Times: All Obamacare plans in 5 states cover abortion in potential violation of law (September 15, 2014)