This Q&A provides an overview of how the federal government and states cover abortion under Medicaid. The Q&A’s Appendix provides a chart looking at every state’s coverage, including links to certification forms and state policies.
While federal Medicaid funding for abortion is severely constrained, it is not completely unavailable. Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia follow the federal standard and provide abortions in cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest.
This Q&A explains why federal Medicaid funding is limited, and its exceptions and how they work.