Were you inappropriately charged for reproductive healthcare?
Thanks to the Oregon Reproductive Health Equity Act, as of January 1, 2019, many private insurers are required to cover the entire cost of some reproductive healthcare services, including abortion, birth control, and vasectomy.
Have you or do you believe you have been inappropriately charged for abortion, birth control, vasectomy, or other reproductive healthcare services? If so, you may be able to file a complaint with the state and help ensure that insurance companies comply with the law.
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Paying for Abortion
If you are unable to afford to have an abortion, help may be available. The Northwest Abortion Access Fund is an abortion fund serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Trained, compassionate volunteer advocates run our toll-free hotline. NWAAF helps people pay for their abortion care by sending funding directly to the clinic. They also help people get to and from the clinic, and make sure people traveling for care have a safe place to stay.
The Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) is a state health insurance program for people within certain income limits that pays for most health care services, including abortion. Depending on your income, you could qualify for this free health coverage. Only U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of more than five years qualify. Undocumented immigrants and legal permanent residents of fewer than five years do not qualify. You can apply to Oregon Health Plan at www.oregonhealthcare.gov, or call toll-free at 1-800-699-9075. In-person application help is available if you need it.
If you qualify for DACA, are undocumented, are a legal permanent resident of less than 5 years, or have another immigration status that makes you ineligible for Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan), you may be eligible to receive coverage through the Reproductive Health Equity Act. If your income is less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, the full cost of your abortion care would be covered by the state. Additionally, the Reproductive Health Equity Act required many private insurers to cover the entire cost of many reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. Click here to find out more about the Reproductive Health Equity Act and whether you are eligible for abortion coverage.