Are you looking into getting the abortion pill for your unexpected pregnancy? We know the fear, anxiety, and stress that comes next, but you’re not alone. Abortion is a serious medical procedure with high risks and high costs. Here is what you need to know about abortion costs and Idaho Medicaid coverage for the pill.
Before moving forward with a pregnancy decision, you’ll need to verify your pregnancy. At Sage Women’s Center, we offer pregnancy testing and ultrasounds at no charge to confirm your pregnancy and see if your pregnancy is healthy.
How does Medicaid work?
Medicaid was created to offer free or low-cost care based on your income and family size. It provides health coverage for many low-income people and children, including pregnant women.
In some states, the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level. Medicaid coverage varies based on what state you live in. Learn about Idaho Medicaid here.
Will ID Medicaid pay for the Abortion Pill?
You may be confused about how Medicaid works here in Idaho and if you’re even covered. Each state is different with abortion coverage and also depending on the type of procedure.
In Idaho, under the Affordable Care Act, abortion is only covered by health insurance plans (including Medicaid) in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. Most private insurances do not cover abortion except in the case of life endangerment.
How much does the Pill Cost?
The abortion pill process, also known as medical abortion, consists of two different drugs: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. The cost of this abortion type in Idaho is around $350-$650. This doesn’t include the appointments needed before and after the pill is taken. Follow-up will be needed to make sure the abortion was completed.
Before the Abortion Pill
The abortion pill is ONLY for women 10 weeks pregnant and under. Confirming your pregnancy is your first step when considering the abortion pill! Make an appointment with us to verify your pregnancy details to know if you’re eligible for this option. Talk to us today about your options in a safe and non-judgmental environment, at no charge.