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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Michigan 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 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: medically necessary services and supplies related to birth control, pregnancy prevention and preventive services, including contraception, patient education, counseling, and referral as needed to other social services and health-care providers; contraceptive counseling and information; contraceptive supplies, devices, implants and prescriptions; office visits, consultation, examination and medical treatment; laboratory examinations and tests; voluntary sterilization; HIV blood screenings/STI testing in conjunction with a family-planning encounter.  

The waiver is set to expire on June 30, 2014.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices

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