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All of the controversy over whether employers should be required to cover birth control in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act hasn’t changed the fact that every insurance policy in the country provides birth control to its female members at no cost, whether it’s technically the employer or the insurer providing it.

But when it comes to coverage of abortion, a far more controversial medical service, the picture is much more ambiguous. It’s often extremely difficult to understand whether an insurance policy covers abortion, reports Kaiser Health News in a recent national analysis.

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