(IOCI RADIO) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker confirmed Thursday that state coverage of abortions for low-income women will continue in Illinois.
Illinois is one of only 16 states that provides Medicaid coverage for abortion care. This is a part of state law and will be vigorously defended, the governor said.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is advising managed care companies that help administer Medicaid about the law and that they may be receiving questions about coverage.