Abortion In Obamacare

District of Columbia

Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:


  1. Carefirst (13): All plans cover elective abortion (2021 plan documents)
  1. Kaiser Permanente (12): All plans cover elective abortion (2021 plan documents)



For 2021, two carriers are offering a total of 25 plans on the DC Health Link exchange. 100% of the 2021 plans on the DC HealthLink cover elective abortion.  This was true in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 as well. In 2016, 92% of plans on the DC Health Link covered elective abortion.  


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

Website: https://dchealthlink.com/
State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No


Number of 2021 Insurance Carriers: 2

  • Total Number of Plans: 25
  • Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 25
  • Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 0
  • Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0


Red= covers elective abortion, 

Orange= some plans cover elective abortion or 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 Washington Informer: DC Health Link Offers 2020-2021 Open Enrollment to D.C. Residents, Businesses (November 18, 2020)

DC Health Link: FAQs: Which health plans offered through DC Health Link include coverage for elective abortions and which plans do not?

Charlotte Lozier Institute: Pro-life Group Blasts Insurance Companies for Not Disclosing Abortion Coverage. (December 6, 2017).

Washington Post: D.C. moves to protect women’s health coverage if Affordable Care Act repealed (December 5, 2017).

The Hill: ObamaCare 2018: Unaffordable, fewer options, still covers abortion. (November 11, 2017)

Health Insurance.org: Only 6.9% of exchange enrollees receive premium subsidies (October 7, 2016)

Forbes: Aetna To Stop Selling Obamacare In Two States And DC for 2016 (October 29, 2015)

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

Washington Post: DC Residents to Lose Some Insurance Options Next Year on Health Exchange (July 10, 2015)

Life News: The Little Sisters of the Poor Tell Court: Don’t Let Obama Force Us to Comply with Abortion Mandate (December 8, 2014)

The Daily Signal: The Little Sisters of the Poor Fought Another Battle Against the Obamacare Mandate (December 8, 2014)

Life News: Don’t Expect Obama to Fix the Abortion Funding Problems in Obamacare (December 8, 2014)

Charlotte Lozier Institute: New Website Exposing Abortion in Obamacare, Continued Lack of Alternatives and Transparency (December 5, 2014)

Life News: Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding (November 21, 2014)

LifeNews: Obamacare Opens Its Doors Again to Fund Abortions With Your Tax Dollars (November 12, 2014)

Daily Signal: Caught on Camera: Obamacare Architect Admits Deceiving Americans to Pass Law (November 9, 2014)

Wall Street Journal: Watchdog Finds Insurers Not Following Health Law's Abortion Rule (September 16, 2014)

The Hill: ObamaCare Subsidies Paying for Abortions, GAO Investigation Finds (September 16, 2014)

The Hill: O-Care Abortion Report Prompts Call for Votes (September 16, 2014)

The Hill: Bishops Blast Obama on Abortion Funding Report (September 16, 2014)

Washington Times: Obamacare’s Big Spending on Abortion on Demand (September 15, 2014)

National Review Online: Obamacare’s Abortion Subsidies Are Well Hidden (October 3, 2013)