Out of Time and Out of Pocket: Experiences of Women Seeking State-Subsidized Insurance for Abortion Care in Massachusetts
Peterson, Megan J
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 2011 May-Jun; 21(3 Suppl): S21-5
Massachusetts has implemented reforms aimed at providing universal health care coverage and covers abortion through subsidized state insurance programs. Three Massachusetts abortion funds evaluated their referral processes for low-income women from April to October 2010 to learn about women's experiences applying for subsidized insurance and to identify barriers to obtaining insurance or its use for abortion services.
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