Federal law prohibits federal funds, including Marketplace premium tax credits, from being used for abortion services except in the limited cases of rape, incest, or if a woman suffers from a life-threatening physical injury or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed. Marketplace health plans may cover abortion services in different ways:
- Abortion coverage, with some restrictions
- Abortion coverage for services that cannot be paid for with federal dollars (known as “non-Hyde” abortion services)
- No abortion coverage
Contact your plan provider to learn about coverage for abortion services.
When comparing plans on HealthCare.gov, the Plan Details screen will show if the plan offers abortion coverage for which federal dollars cannot be used.