As Roe V Wade—1973 ruling that stopped states from banning abortions— hangs in the balance, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law into place on Tuesday that will make abortions cheaper for those who have private insurance plans.
While California already requires health insurance companies to cover abortions, insurers are left with co-pays and deductibles. The new law eliminates co-pays and deductibles that “can add an average of $543 to the cost of a medication abortion and $887 to the cost of a procedural abortion, according to an analysis by the California Health Benefits Review Program.” ABC News reports.
“As states across the country attempt to move us backward by restricting fundamental reproductive rights, California continues to protect and advance reproductive freedom for all,” Newsom said.
This will make California the fourth state to eliminate fees–Illinois, New York, and Oregon have already passed a law to do so.
While the law created by Sen. Lena Gonzalez makes abortions cheaper, premiums will slightly increase, based on information from the California Health Benefits Review Program.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Roe v. Wade this summer.
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