Statement by the American Civil Liberties Union of California, National Health Law Program, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and the Trust Women: Silver Ribbon Campaign regarding letters issued today by the Department of Managed Health Care clarifying requirements that insurance plans cover abortion services.
“California has a long history of supporting reproductive health access. And we’re pleased that the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) stepped in to prevent employees from being forced to pay separate insurance coverage for abortion services. This clarification about statewide abortion coverage in health plans follows both the spirit and the letter of California law. We want to thank the Department for protecting a woman’s right to access a full scope of reproductive health care, including abortion”
To view the letters, see the Department of Managed Health Care’s website at http://www.dmhc.ca.gov/