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Biden to sign executive order aimed at helping patients travel for abortions

President Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday to direct his health secretary to consider actions to assist patients traveling out of state for abortions. The travel-related provision in the order will call on Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to consider inviting states to apply for Medicaid waivers when treating patients who cross state lines for reproductive health services. A senior administration official declined to share details on what a waiver would look like but said it would target low-income women served by Medicaid and help cover certain costs. The order follows the administration’s call for the department to explore all options to support Americans who live in states that have severely limited abortion access. In early July, Biden signed an order that