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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Indiana provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.

Indiana provides increased access to reproductive-health-care services through a State Plan Amendment (SPA) to its Medicaid program.  The SPA creates a limited-eligibility group, allowing individuals who do not otherwise qualify for the Medicaid program to obtain family-planning services.  The SPA allows the state to cover family-planning services for women and men with family incomes at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level who do not qualify for any other category of Medicaid and have not had a sterilization procedure.  Additionally, enrollees must be U.S. citizens or persons who meet Medicaid citizenship requirements.

Beneficiaries of family-planning coverage through the SPA are not required to pay premiums or co-payments for covered services.  Covered services include: family-planning visits and associated laboratory tests; Pap smears; FDA-approved oral contraceptives, devices, and supplies, including emergency contraception; initial diagnosis and treatment for STDS; and sterilization.

Indiana Medicaid, Family Planning Eligibility Program at;  NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices.

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