Receiving the news of your pregnancy can lead to a rollercoaster of emotions. Regardless of how you feel, take time to process and learn about your pregnancy options before moving forward. If you are considering an abortion, surgical or chemical, it may cost more than you expected. Continue reading to learn about Medicaid and abortion coverage in Kentucky.
What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state and federal health insurance program that covers millions of Americans every year. Qualifying individuals include low-income families or, specifically, pregnant women who don’t have medical insurance during their pregnancy. Eligibility for Medicaid differs from state to state, with federal requirements for each. Some states are required to include certain individuals within their Medicaid plan.
Will KY Medicaid Pay for Abortion?
States have different rules regarding insurance coverage for abortion. While some states cover abortion costs, Kentucky does not. Kentucky only meets federal requirements to fund abortion in cases of rape, life endangerment, and incest.
Without Medicaid coverage on a large number of abortions in Kentucky, you may wonder about the cost of abortion without insurance coverage. Abortion costs will vary based on the gestational age of your pregnancy.
Within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, surgical and chemical abortion typically cost between $500 and $600. If you are over 10 weeks pregnant, a surgical abortion is required, which costs anywhere from $500 to $3,000. Your actual out-of-pocket expense will differ according to the provider’s pricing.
Get Free Pregnancy Resources
It’s vital to confirm your pregnancy before moving forward with any decisions. Know your abortion eligibility by confirming your pregnancy’s location, viability, and gestational age with lab-quality pregnancy testing followed by an ultrasound.
Receive these free and confidential pregnancy services from our team at BsideU For Life. Our team is here to answer any questions you have concerning your pregnancy options.
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