Tech companies like Meta and Microsoft as well as players in finance, entertainment and many other key sectors of the U.S. economy offered Friday to reimburse thousands of dollars it could cost to travel to receive health care: a voluntary interruption of pregnancy (IVG).
This is particularly the case with Disney, which said on Friday that it understood the repercussions of the new restrictions on abortion. However, the company remains committed to providing access to quality health care, including abortion, a company spokesperson said. Thus, out-of-state family planning and reproductive health services will be reimbursed.
A spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, which employs 170,000 people in the United States, said it wants a
equal access to health care for all its employees. This bank will cover transportation costs for employees who will have to travel more than 80 kilometers to receive certain health care services, including an abortion.
A small number of American companies had already announced this position in May when the US Supreme Court’s draft ended up on the news site. Politico. Starbucks, Tesla, Yelp, Airbnb, Netflix, JPMorgan, PayPal and Reddit, among others, had assured their employees that their expenses for receiving an abortion would be covered.
On Friday, other companies adopted a similar position, such as Disney and Meta, the parent company of the social network Facebook. Other firms should be added to this list.
Meta will provide reimbursement for out-of-state employee expenses, but as permitted by law.
We are in the process of evaluating the best way to do this, given the legal complexities involved.the social media company insisted.
As the world’s most diverse healthcare company, we strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities and bring health within the reach of the people we serve.meanwhile recalled the company Johnson & Johnson, for which decisions on health care
should be determined by individuals in collaboration with their caregivers.
Thousands of dollars refunded
Online content streaming giant Netflix is to reimburse its employees $10,000 to receive an abortion. This amount may also apply to a dependant.
Zillow will reimburse $7,500 for women who have out-of-state abortions, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, $4,000.
Microsoft reiterated that it will cover health care costs such as abortion if access to this service is limited in the area where an employee lives, a spokesperson confirmed.
Sites like Bumble Inc. and OkCupid, which run online dating apps, have also spoken out that women who work for them can continue to receive reproductive health care, including abortion.
OkCupid is horrified by the news of the cancellation of Roe v. Wade. It’s a gender issue and a human rights issuesaid Melissa Hobey, Marketing Director of OkCupid.
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UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurer in the United States, has also said it is reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision.
Other companies that will support women seeking abortions include Lyft, Uber, BuzzFeed, Patagonia, Box, Condé Nast, Intuit and Warner Brothers.
On Friday, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 judgment that protected the right to abortion nationwide. Henceforth, the various American States have the right to legislate in order to prohibit, limit or authorize abortion on their territory.
Since then, many voices have been raised in the United States and elsewhere in the world to denounce this historic decision of the highest American court.