SB 245 Health care coverage: abortion services: cost sharing. (Gonzalez, D-Long Beach) would remove insurance co-pays or any other cost-sharing requirement for all abortion services and would prohibit cost sharing from being imposed on a Medi-Cal beneficiary for those services.
This bill expands the prospects for more abortions in our state, particularly among low-income women. California already funds abortions and contraceptives through tax-payer money making it incredibly easy for a mother to find abortion access, while pre-natal care and post-natal services continue to have significant co-pays and deductible costs.
Let your lawmaker know that women deserve better than abortion and they should instead fund life-affirming services in a patient’s health care plan. Women need greater access to life-affirming services, not more assistance to have an abortion.