Minnesota Medicaid (called Medical Assistance) covers the cost of abortion only in certain cases like rape, incest, or if the woman has a life-endangering condition. If you are thinking of abortion and are struggling with finances, keep reading to learn more about the costs and Minnesota Medicaid coverage.
Be informed so you can take the next step in your pregnancy journey. Know that you are not alone in your journey. Contact us at Lakes LifeCare Center to confirm your pregnancy and get answers today.
Does MN Medicaid pay for Abortion?
Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s Medicaid state and federal program. This program provides health insurance coverage for individuals and families with low-incomes, as well as people with disabilities.
Costs for abortions and abortion-related services provided to Minnesota Medicaid (MA) members is for those with the following conditions:
- The woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by, or arising from the pregnancy itself that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless the abortion is performed
- Abortion is being done for other health or therapeutic reasons
- Pregnancy resulted from rape
- Pregnancy resulted from incest
How Much Does Abortion Cost?
If you need to pay for out-of-pocket costs for abortion, you will want to consider not only the abortion procedure costs but other costs like pre-abortion and post-abortion appointments, time off work, and travel costs if needed.
The Guttmacher Institute shares the average cost for a first-trimester abortion in the US is around $650-$750. Second-trimester abortions could cost around $1,200 and later-term abortions cost around $3,000 or higher.
What Are My Pregnancy Options?
To determine if you qualify for an abortion, you will first need to confirm your pregnancy and the health of your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound.
An ultrasound will reveal details like viability (a detectable heartbeat), how far along you are, and the location of your pregnancy (if it’s growing within your uterus). Complications like ectopic pregnancy, where the pregnancy grows outside the uterus, could eliminate your option of abortion.
Contact us for free and confidential pregnancy confirmation services and to learn about all of your pregnancy options. We are here to help.