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Will TX Medicaid Pay for the Abortion Pill?

You see the positive sign on the test and your heart stops. We could only imagine the emotional rollercoaster you may be on with an unplanned pregnancy. You are not alone.

With abortion can come many costs, depending on if you get a medication abortion (the abortion pill) or surgical abortion. That will depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Here is what to know about Texas Medicaid coverage for abortion. Consider all your options before making a final decision on abortion.

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill, also called medication abortion, is a series of two different drugs: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Both work to terminate an existing pregnancy and come with risks including...

●Incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion)

●An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn't work

●Infection

●Fever

●The discomfort of the digestive system

●Heavy or prolonged bleeding

Does Texas Medicaid Pay for the Abortion Pill?

Each state differs when it comes to laws and regulations of abortion. In Texas, the state restricts private and public insurance from covering any type of abortion procedure, except in the case of life endangerment or severe health risk to the woman. Therefore - you will most likely be responsible for the full cost of an abortion in the state of Texas.

How Much Does it Cost Out-Of-Pocket?

For the abortion pill (medication abortion) only women under 10 weeks of pregnancy are eligible for this abortion type.At this time of publication, medication abortion can cost around $500 on average. A surgical abortion will be needed if you are over 10 weeks pregnant and can cost around $850 or more.

Free & Confidential Pregnancy Care

Before making up your mind about abortion - confirm your pregnancy. You will need to know how far along you are in order to know what you qualify for. An ultrasound will also be necessary to confirm pregnancy details like the location of pregnancy and viability.

Schedule your appointment today, free of charge and confidential at Brazos Pregnancy Clinic. Our team is here for you and to talk over all your options.


References

Guttmacher Institute. (2022, January 5). State facts about abortion: Texas. Guttmacher Institute. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-texas

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2020, May 14). Medical abortion. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/medical-abortion/about/pac-20394687 

For internal reference (we do not recommend publicly linking to abortion costs found on abortion providers' websites):

-Abortion costs in Houston: https://www.aaronclinichouston.com/abortion-pricing/

-Abortion costs in San Antonio:
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/texas/san-antonio/78229/planned-parenthood
-south-texas-medical-center-2967-91710/abortion

-Jane's Due Process (Texas):
https://janesdueprocess.org/pregnancy-resources/teen-pregnancy-abortion/cost-of-abortion/
What Are the Risks of the Abortion Pill?

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