By Ted Goldberg and Lisa Aliferis
In a reversal, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is barring two Catholic universities in California from offering health plans to their employees that limit abortion coverage.
Previously, state health officials had approved plans used by Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles that did not cover any abortion procedures, unless they were "medically necessary" to protect the health of the mother.
But earlier this month, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) said they were reviewing that approval.
The DMHC is now sending letters to insurance companies for both universities, requiring them to cover all abortions.