Despite State Law, If ACA Is Repealed Many Women May Lose Free Contraception
California's Comprehensive Coverage Equity Act requires private plans and Medi-Cal to cover all prescribed FDA-approved contraceptives without cost sharing, but that won't matter if the women can't get insurance, some say.
Key Health Benefit For Women To Vanish If Obamacare Repealed
If Congress fully repeals the Affordable Care Act, a vital preventive service for women will disappear: no-cost contraceptives. The ACA requires insurers to cover FDA-approved contraceptives, including birth control pills, diaphragms, and implanted devices such as IUDs. The mandate also includes emergency contraception, and patient education and counseling. These must be provided at no cost, even if a woman hasn’t met her health plan’s deductible. (Goldberg, 1/10)