Abortion In Obamacare

Washington


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1. Kaiser Foundation of WA (6): All plans cover elective abortion (per abortion insurance mandate; 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage are not yet posted for all plans)

2. Kaiser Foundation Northwest (8): All plans cover elective abortion (per abortion insurance mandate; 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage are not yet posted for all plans)

3. Molina (3): All plans cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents)

4. Premera Blue Cross (5): All plans cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents)

5. *Providence Health Plan(3): No plans cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents)

6. Coordinated Care (7): All plans cover elective abortion (per abortion insurance mandate; 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage are not yet posted for all plans)

7. PacificSource (5): All plans cover elective abortion (per abortion insurance mandate; 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage are not yet posted for all plans)

8. Lifewise (6): All plans cover elective abortion (per abortion insurance mandate; 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage are not yet posted for all plans)

9. BridgeSpan (20): All plans cover elective abortion (per abortion insurance mandate; 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage are not yet posted for all plans)

Summary: There are a total of 63 individual plans offered by nine insurance carriers on the Washington exchange for 2020. Providence Health Plan is a new carrier for the 2020 plan year.

In 2020, 95% of the plans on the Washington exchange cover elective abortion.

In March 2018, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law an insurance mandate requiring that all health plans covering maternity care must also cover elective abortion, beginning January 1, 2019. According to the Washington Health Plan Finder exchange website, Providence Health Plans, which just entered the marketplace for the 2020 plan year, is the first carrier to invoke a religious objection to the law and is able to offer plans that exclude elective abortion. Consequently, for the first time in three years (when all insurance carriers voluntarily covered elective abortion), Washington residents will now have some exchange plan options that exclude elective abortion from coverage.

In 2019, 2018 and 2017, 100% of the plans on the Washington exchange covered elective abortion. In 2016, 95% of the plans covered elective abortion (only the Multi-State Plans excluded it).

Email us at info@obamacareabortion.com with any concerns you may have regarding Washington’s lack of abortion-free healthcare options.  

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

Website:https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/

State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No

Number of 2020 Insurance Carriers: 9

 

Total Number of Plans: 63

Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 60

Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 3

Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0 (Note as of 11/20/2019: 22 plans on the exchange do not yet have 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage documents posted; however, their elective abortion coverage is presumed per the state abortion insurance mandate.)

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

WASHINGTON NEWS

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

Associated Press: Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion insurance bill (March 21, 2018)

CBN News: Washington State to Churches: 'Pay for Abortions or Break the Law (March 11, 2019)

Northwest Catholic: Washington State Bishops Urge Governor to Veto Bill Requiring Abortion Insurance Coverage (March 6, 2018)