Abortion In Obamacare

Rhode Island


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI (13): Some plans cover elective abortion EXCEPT:

  1. BlueSolutions for HSA Direct Bronze 6300/12600: Plan does not cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents).
  2. BlueSolutions for HSA Direct Silver 4100/8200: Plan does not cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents).
  3. BlueSolutions for HSA Direct Gold 1700/3400:  Plan does not cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents). 

2.  Neighborhood Health Plan of RI (6): Some plans cover elective abortion EXCEPT:

  1. Neighborhood ECONOMY Bronze HMO: Plan does not cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents).
  2. Neighborhood VALUE Silver HMO: Plan does not cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents).
  3. Neighborhood ESSENTIAL Gold HMO: Plan does not cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents).

 

Summary:  

There are 19 total plans under 2 insurance carriers being offered for 2020 on the Rhode Island exchange, one more than in 2019.  As was the case last year, only 6 plans exclude elective abortion coverage.   

In 2019, 2018 and 2017, 66% of plans on the Rhode Island exchange covered abortion on demand.

In 2016, 72% of plans on the Rhode Island exchange covered abortion on demand. 

On July 5, 2019, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed the FY2020 budget which included a state individual health care mandate. Beginning January 1, 2020 all Rhode Island residents will be required to maintain health insurance coverage or face a financial penalty. 

In 2016, Rhode Island’s “modified” plans allowed for people to have all the same plan choices without the abortion coverage/surcharge. Rhode Islanders who were receiving auto-renewal letters were also being notified about changes to abortion policies on their plans.

In 2014 and 2015, Rhode Island was one of five states where 100% of the plans on its exchange covered abortion on demand.

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

Website: www.healthsourceri.com

 

State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No

Number of 2020 Insurance Carriers: 2

 

Total Number of Plans: 19

Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 13

Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 6

Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0

 

Key:

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

 

RHODE ISLAND NEWS

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

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