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 requires that plans reduce administrative barriers for patients.

Given the uncertainty of protections offered by the ACA with respect to no copay access to the full range of birth control methods, and the future of the law itself, many state legislatures have taken action to codify and/or expand upon the federal provision.

August 2019

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