Question: Does Obama Care Cover Birth Control?

In May 2015 the Obama administration stated that under the ACA, at least one form of all 18 FDA-approved methods of birth control for women must be covered without cost-sharing.

Is birth control covered under the Affordable Care Act?

Contraceptive Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act. The ACA mandates that private health plans require coverage for 18 methods of contraception used by women, including female sterilization, along with related counseling and services. It also requires this coverage to be provided with no patient out-of-pocket costs.6 Oct 2017

What contraceptives are covered by Affordable Care Act?

Covered contraceptive methods

FDA-approved contraceptive methods prescribed by a woman’s doctor are covered, including: Barrier methods, like diaphragms and sponges. Hormonal methods, like birth control pills and vaginal rings. Implanted devices, like intrauterine devices (IUDs)

Is birth control still covered by insurance 2019?

These rules apply to all Marketplace plans, so your 2019 plan should cover your preferred birth control method. While your insurance company has to cover all birth control methods, it doesn’t necessarily cover all brands.1 Nov 2018

Does birth control count as preventive care?

Since Sept. 23, 2010, all new plans have been required to cover preventive services with no out of pocket costs for consumers. Birth control is not considered “preventive” by these agencies, but the Affordable Care Act gives HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wide latitude to include other services.13 Oct 2010

Should birth control be covered by insurance?

A new report recommends that birth control should be fully covered so “women can better avoid unwanted pregnancies.” (CNN) — Contraceptives, sterilization and reproductive education should be covered by health insurance plans with no cost to patients under the health care reform law, a new report recommends.19 Jul 2011

Is birth control still free in 2018?

UPDATE: 2019 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act plans runs from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018. ACA has helped make health insurance more affordable and accessible to millions of people, and it covers birth control for women without any out-of-pocket costs.31 Oct 2018

What states offer free birth control?

11 states require coverage of methods received over the counter; the insurer may still require the enrollee to obtain a prescription. 19 states and the District of Columbia require insurers to cover an extended supply of contraceptives at one time.

Are condoms covered by insurance?

Almost all state Medicaid programs cover both male and female sterilization, and most cover male condoms—for both women and men. Generally, the client needs a prescription for the condom to be covered by Medicaid, although a few states have mechanisms in place to reimburse pharmacists for over-the-counter purchases.10 Jun 2015

How much does an IUD cost?

Getting an IUD costs anywhere between $0 to $1,300. That’s a pretty wide range, but the good news is that IUDs can be free or low cost with many health insurance plans, Medicaid, and some other government programs. Prices can also vary depending on which kind you get.