Fewer Abortion Facilities Accept Health Insurance, While Patients Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Abortion

  • Jul 01, 2022

    The proportion of open abortion facilities that accept any type of health insurance declined from 89% in 2017 to 80% in 2019 and 2020, while median patient self-pay charges for abortion are going up, according to a study published in Health Affairs in April. The South has the lowest percentage of health insurance acceptance, yet the Midwest saw the largest decrease over the four years, from 88% in 2017 to 75% in 2020. Read more
  • Jinghong Chen

    Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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