Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Florida provides increased access to reproductive-health-care services through a Section 1115 family-planning waiver. The waiver allows the state to extend eligibility for family-planning services for 24 months for women between the ages of 14 and 55 who have lost Medicaid coverage within the past two years and have incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
Beneficiaries of family-planning coverage available through the waiver are not required to pay premiums or co-payments for covered services. Covered services include: initial and annual family-planning visits, including health history, pre-examination education, physical exam, required laboratory tests, contraceptive method selection, supplies, and post-exam interview; health information and counseling visits to discuss family-planning method chosen or available; supply visits and any prescriptions for the contraceptive method.
The waiver will expire on Dec. 31, 2013; Florida filed a request to extend the waiver to 2016.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices