Abortion In Obamacare


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

  1. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (12): No plans cover elective abortion (2021 plan documents).


For 2021, there is one insurance carrier offering 12 plans on the Delaware exchange, up from 9 plans in 2020. None of the Individual and Family plans on the exchange for 2021 include elective abortion coverage, just as last year.

In 2019, there was 1 carrier offering 8 plans on the exchange.

In 2018, both Aetna Life Insurance Company and Aetna Health Inc. left the Delaware exchange. None of the plans on the Delaware exchange for 2018 included elective abortion. In 2017, none of the 20 plans covered elective abortion. 

While none of the plans in Delaware cover elective abortion, please bear in mind that taxpayers in your state are still paying federal taxes that are used to pay for coverage that includes elective abortion in other states. For example, an estimated 1.25 million Californians received federal taxpayer subsidies in 2014 and 96% of plans sold in California included abortion on demand. Between 2015 and 2024 an estimated $855 billion in federal subsidies will be used in every state to pay for Obamacare health plans, many of which include elective abortion.


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

Website: www.healthcare.gov

State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No

Number of 2021 Insurance Carriers: 1

  • Total Number of Plans: 12
  • Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 0
  • Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 12
  • 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 2021 Marketplace


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

Healthinsurance.org: Delaware has just one insurer offering plans in its health insurance marketplace. (September 15, 2020)

Delaware Online: Premiums in Delaware are among the nation’s highest (May 6, 2018)

The News Journal: Highmark’s Obamacare policies to rise 25 percent in Delaware (October 5, 2017)

Healthinsurance.org: Aetna leaving; Highmark expected to be lone insurer in 2018 (May 27, 2017)

Delaware Public Media: Insurance Commissioner finalizes price increases for Obamacare coverage (October 6, 2016)

HealthInsurance.org: DE continues to expand access (September 1, 2016)

HealthInsurance.org: Delaware health insurance exchange / marketplace Insurers request rate hikes ranging from 24% to 32.5%; Aetna remaining in exchange (August 19, 2016)

HealthInsurance.org: 22% Avg rate Hike, Mostly Offset by Subsidies, 28,256 Enrolled (April 24, 2016)

Healthinsurance.org: 2 carriers, 26 individual plans in 2016; Avg rate increase 4.25% (October 3, 2015)

Washington Times: Delaware decides against state health insurance exchange (August 6, 2015)

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

The Hill: ObamaCare subsidies paying for abortions, GAO investigation finds (September 16, 2014)

Charlotte Lozier Institute: ObamaClarity at Day 9: Abortion Coverage Still Opaque (October 9, 2013)