‘An Arm and a Leg’: When Insurance coverage Gained’t Pay, Abortion Help Funds Step In
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As Americans choose their insurance plans for next year, some might wonder: How does the recent rise in state abortion restrictions affect insurance plans?
There’s no single answer, but for a lot of people, insurance has rarely helped pay for abortions. Most pay cash, and many can’t afford it.
That’s where abortion funds come in. These organizations have been providing financial and logistical assistance to people seeking abortion care for decades.
The “An Arm and a Leg” podcast spoke with Oriaku Njoku, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, and Tyler Barbarin, a board member with the New Orleans Abortion Fund, to understand the history behind these services and how they’re operating in a post-Roe v. Wade environment.
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