Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Wisconsin provides increased access to reproductive-health-care services through a State Plan Amendment (SPA) to its Medicaid program. The SPA allows the state to cover family-planning services for women and men of childbearing age with family incomes at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are not currently enrolled in Medicaid and do not have any other health insurance. Additionally, enrollees must be (1) U.S. citizens or persons who meet the state's defined immigration requirements and (2) Wisconsin residents.
Beneficiaries of family-planning coverage available through the SPA are not required to pay premiums or co-payments for covered services. Covered services include: family-planning office and pharmacy visits; pap tests; limited laboratory services; sterilization; contraceptives services and supplies; STI testing and treatment; and other services.
Wisconsin State Plan Amendment, No. WI-10-009, at http://www.medicaid.gov/State-resource-center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Downloads/WI/WI-10-009-Ltr.pdf; NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices.