Monday, August 25, 2014

California Requires Abortion Coverage in Health Plans

The state agency that regulates health insurance has told insurers health plans must cover all abortions. The move reverses an earlier policy that had allowed two Jesuit-affiliated universities to offer health insurance policies to their employees that exclude elective abortions. Supporters of the new policy hail the move as a step toward protecting reproductive rights, but some anti-abortion groups say the move violates a federal law and could cost the state billions of dollars in federal funding. Christopher Martinez reports.