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Alaska Law Limits Which Abortions Can Be Deemed ‘Medically Necessary’

The Alaska Capitol building in Juneau

SB 49 requires doctors to select a reason for an abortion being “medically unnecessary” from an approved list—a term that is used to determine which procedures can be funded by Medicaid in the state.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Alaska Medicaid Abortion Restrictions

The new rules would drastically redefine what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of Medicaid coverage.

The new rules would drastically redefine what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of Medicaid coverage.

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Legal Wrap: Important Steps Toward Trans Inclusivity in Maine

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights while ACOG lifts its ban on treating men.

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights, while the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology lifts its ban on treating men.

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Lawsuit Challenges Attempt to Narrow Medicaid Coverage for Abortions in Alaska

Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to re-define what qualifies as a "medically necessary" abortion to qualify as Medicaid coverage. A new lawsuit claims that definition unconstitutionally restricts access to reproductive health care for low-income women.

Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to re-define what qualifies as a “medically necessary” abortion to qualify as Medicaid coverage. A new lawsuit claims that definition unconstitutionally restricts access to reproductive health care for low-income women.

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Alaska Health Commissioner Proposes New Form to Reimburse Providers for Medicaid Patient Abortion Procedure

The form would reduce the number of ways in which an abortion can be considered “medically necessary” in Alaska, and some doctors predict it could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to access abortions and for medical professionals to receive funding for such procedures.

The form would reduce the number of ways in which an abortion can be considered “medically necessary” in Alaska, and some doctors predict it could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to access abortions and for medical professionals to receive funding for such procedures.

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