Presumptive Eligibility and Abortion Issue Brief

Executive Summary

In this Issue Brief, authors Fabiola Carrión and Courtney Mendoza define Presumptive Eligibility (P.E.), which allows a patient to receive immediate Medicaid coverage if that individual is likely to be found eligible based on income, household size, and if applicable, pregnancy status. The authors describe how P.E. works, its various types, and how it can be used as a vehicle to secure abortion care. Lastly, in addition to offering recommendations, this Issue Brief lists all P.E. programs for pregnant individuals and their type of coverage.

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