State Actions to Protect and Enhance the ACA's Contraceptive Coverage Provision

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State Actions to Protect and Enhance the ACA's Contraceptive Coverage Provision

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Current federal guidelines implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) require all non-grandfathered plans to cover at least one contraceptive for each of the 18 FDA approved methods, as prescribed, without copays or deductibles, and require that plans reduce administrative barriers for patients.

Over the last few years proposed changes to weaken the ACA's birth control benefit, and legal challenges to the ACA itself, have created uncertainty about the future of the law and the protections it provides.

As a result, some state legislatures have taken action to codify and/or expand upon the federal provision to serve the needs of their states.

March 2020

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