Biden will order HHS to consider using Medicaid to support women seeking abortions across state lines

Source: The Hill

“President Biden on Wednesday will sign an executive order directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider using Medicaid to pay for expenses for those who cross state lines to seek abortions. The executive order will direct HHS ‘to consider action to advance access to reproductive healthcare services, including through Medicaid for patients who travel out of state for reproductive healthcare services,’ according to a White House fact sheet released on Wednesday. … A senior Biden administration official told reporters on a call that the action would require states where abortion is legal to apply for Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to provide services for women crossing state lines for abortions. The White House did not specify what costs Medicaid could potentially cover.” (08/03/22)