FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2021
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, (202) 344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

EACH Act Key to Reducing Health Disparities in the US

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA).

“NFPRHA welcomes the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act, critical legislation that would require federal insurance programs and other federal health care programs to cover abortion care. Currently, that coverage is severely restricted by the Hyde amendment and similar bans, which have a disproportionate impact on those who already face systemic barriers to care, including people of color and those with low incomes. No one should ever be denied abortion coverage because of where they live, their income, or where they get their insurance. Barriers to abortion care are health, racial, and economic justice issues that must be addressed. The EACH Act would ensure all people can receive the full range of pregnancy-related options, including abortion care, free from political interference. We applaud today’s introduction and look forward to Congress’ consideration of the bill and a future where abortion care is available to any people who seek it.”

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NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org.

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