Contraceptive Coverage/Preventive Services
The women’s preventive health services benefit in Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that most insurance plans cover evidence-based preventive services for women including annual exams, Pap smears and contraception without cost-sharing. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that 55.6 million women and 53.5 million men now have access to this coverage of preventive services without cost-sharing. There have been several legal challenges to the contraceptive coverage requirement. For more information, visit the legal action page.
NFPRHA strives to protect and expand the access resulting from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage requirement that helps millions of insured women in the US have access to contraception with no cost-sharing. 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 work tirelessly to protect women’s access to these services.