Abortion In Obamacare


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1.   CareFirst (10): All plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).

2.   Kaiser Permanente (30): All plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).

3.   United Healthcare (11): No plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).

Summary: There are 51 plans being offered by three insurance carriers for 2022 on the exchange. In 2022, 79% of the plans on the Maryland exchange cover elective abortion. All United Healthcare plans exclude elective abortion coverage again in 2022. 

In 2021 there were 30 plans offered by 3 carriers on the Maryland exchange. United Healthcare joined the exchange in 2021, offering plans that excluded elective abortion coverage  -- discontinuing the trend over the past several years of 100% of plans covering elective abortion on the Maryland exchange.

In 2020, 2019, and 2018, 100% of the plans covered elective abortions. 

In 2017, 91% of plans on the Maryland exchange covered elective abortion. In 2016, 49% of plans covered elective abortion.


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

Website: www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/

State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No

Number of 2022 Insurance Carriers: 3

Total Number of Plans: 51

Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 40

Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion:11

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 2022 Marketplace


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

Kent County News: Maryland's Health Plan Enrollment is Open (November 3, 2021)  

Healthinsurance.org: Maryland health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange (October 3, 2021)