The lack of mandated insurance coverage for contraceptives in all states puts millions of people at an economic and public health disadvantage. The financial consequences of not providing contraceptive coverage are that women must pay out of pocket for the prescriptions they rely on to maintain good health. The public health consequences of not providing contraceptive coverage are often unintended pregnancies or abortions.
NFPRHA has a long history of working to improve both public and private health insurance coverage of contraceptives throughout the country and will continue to advocate in favor of contraceptive equity.
Contraceptive Coverage Legislation
- Contraceptive Coverage and the Women's Health Amendment
- Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 2003
Legislation seeking to establish parity for prescription contraception within the context of prescription drug coverage already provided by health plans. Read NFPRHA's House (PDF) and Senate (PDF) Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act co-sponsor support letters.
Contraceptive Coverage Resources