California Abortion Coverage in Medi-Cal and Private Insurance

Executive Summary

*Co-written with Xochitl Lopez-Ayala (Policy Advocacy Coordinator at ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE)

Access to comprehensive health care, which includes abortion care, is critical to every person’s health and well-being. Abortions are legal in California. Both Medi-Cal and private health insurance plans in California are required to cover all abortions. This FAQ provides information on abortion coverage in California, including the scope of coverage, cost-sharing, procedural requirements, and resources for assistance.

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