Michigan Medicaid and abortion
Did you know that around 77% of Americans feel some level of stress about finances? These stresses are typically expounded in the case of unexpected life events like being laid off from a job, needing to buy a new car, or finding out you’re pregnant.
For women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, finances can be one of the biggest sources of anxiety and can have a big impact on how they view their pregnancy options.
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you might be wondering if Medicaid will cover the cost of your abortion. Each state has different rules regarding what insurance will cover, but your friends at PCC Petoskey are here to help you understand your insurance options in the state of Michigan.
In addition to helping you navigate all of your financial questions surrounding your pregnancy options, we provide no-cost, confidential pregnancy services, so you can go through this process with as little financial worry as possible!
Will MI Medicaid Pay for an Abortion?
Michigan Medicaid does not cover abortion procedures and private insurance plans do not include abortion as a standard inclusion on the plan. However, you still have options! Local health centers like PCC Petoskey will provide reproductive healthcare services to you at no cost and will help you navigate the finances surrounding your pregnancy options.
How much is an out-of-pocket abortion?
Many women wonder if abortions are free. The answer is that abortions are not free — not at Planned Parenthood or any other abortion clinics. In fact, abortion is a billion-dollar industry with an abortion procedure costing each client hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the type of abortion and gestational age of the pregnancy. There are also many hidden costs you should be aware of before scheduling your abortion appointment.
What hidden costs come with abortion?
While ultrasounds are not required by law before getting an abortion in the state of Michigan, ultrasounds are an important piece of being able to make an informed pregnancy decision. Ultrasound scans will provide you with information like the age, location, and viability of the pregnancy, and it will also help your doctor determine if you have any medical conditions that might increase the chance of abortion complications.
This information will help guide you as you decide which option is best for you. For those interested in abortion, knowing what stage of pregnancy you’re in will help determine what type of abortion you’ll be able to get and what the cost of the procedure will be.
Another consideration when deciding if abortion is right for you are the mental health risks associated with the procedure. Women who have had abortions reported increased feelings of depression and anxiety compared to those who have not had an abortion. Mental health should not be taken lightly as it can impact each area of your life — from relationships to your career to your future family.
While finances are important, it’s also essential to take time to carefully consider the hidden costs that can accompany the choice to abort.
I’m pregnant — What do I do now?
PCC Petoskey is here to help you navigate this challenge! We believe that you shouldn’t have to make this decision from a place of fear, lack of support, or pressure. That’s why we’re here to work with you as you make the best decision for yourself and your future.
We’ll provide you with no-cost pregnancy resources, education, and a listening ear so that you can feel empowered to make the best choice for you!
Contact us to schedule a no-cost appointment.