Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Louisiana provides increased access to reproductive-health-care services through a Section 1115 family-planning waiver. The waiver allows the state to cover family-planning services for women ages 19 to 44 with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, who are not otherwise eligible for federal or state health-care programs.
Covered services include: all services currently identified in the Medicaid program as family-planning services for women, including sterilization; four visits per calendar year for services rendered by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse; all-FDA-approved family-planning medications, devices, methods or supplies.
The waiver expired on August 31, 2012, and is currently operating on a temporary extension.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices