States ignore Biden’s Medicaid plan for expanding abortion access

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2022
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Despite a strong push from President Biden's administration, few states are taking up the federal government's offer to help pay for abortions via Medicaid. 

Biden signed an executive order on August 3, aiming to provide for taxpayer-funded abortions.

However, few state Medicaid agencies are actually applying for federal assistance, according to a recent Politico report.

The order directed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to consider advancing "access to reproductive healthcare services, including through Medicaid for patients who travel out of state for reproductive healthcare services."

Politico spoke with 24 state agencies about...

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