Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Oregon 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 all men and women of childbearing age with incomes below 250 percent of the federal poverty level who are not enrolled in traditional Medicaid state and federal health-care programs.
Beneficiaries of family-planning coverage available through the waiver are not required to pay premiums or co-payments for covered services. Covered services include: contraceptive education and counseling; contraceptives (includes FDA-approved over-the-counter medication, injectables and implants); office visits, examinations and HIV blood screenings/STI testing in conjunction with a family-planning encounter.
The waiver will expire on Jan. 31, 2013, but will likely continue operating under a temporary extension.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices