Inside CMS - 02/07/2019

Some States Defy Federal Requirements On Medicaid Abortion Coverage

By James Romoser
February 4, 2019 at 7:21 PM
Fourteen state Medicaid programs are violating federal law by not covering a drug used to induce medical abortions, and one state -- South Dakota -- is violating federal law by refusing to provide Medicaid coverage of abortions in cases of rape and incest, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Monday (Feb. 4) . CMS told GAO it was not aware that the 14 states were failing to cover the abortion drug until the office raised the issue in...

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