Abortion In Obamacare

West Virginia

Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1.  Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (7): No plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).

2.  CareSource West Virginia Co. (6): No plans cover elective abortion (2022 plan documents).

Summary: There are 13 plans being offered by 2 carriers on the 2022 West Virginia exchange, a decrease from the 21 plans offered by the same 2 carriers in 2021. No carrier entered or left the marketplace since last open enrollment. No plans on the West Virginia exchange cover elective abortions.

In 2020, there were 19 plans offered by two carriers on the West Virginia exchange. No plans covered elective abortion. 

In 2019, there were 18 plans under two insurance carriers that both decreased the number of plans offered on the exchange. No plans on the exchange covered elective abortions.

There were 21 plans under 2 insurance carriers offered in 2018 on the West Virginia exchange, a three plan increase from 2017. No carrier left or was added to the 2018 exchange. In 2017, CareSource West Virginia offered only plans that covered abortion on demand, but in 2018, it no longer provided plans that covered abortion.  

While none of the plans in West Virginia 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 2022 Insurance Carriers: 2

  • Total Number of Plans: 13
  • Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 0
  • Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 13
  • 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 

West Virginia News

Healthinsurance.org: West Virginia health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange (October 11, 2021)