It used to be legal in many states for insurance companies to refuse to cover women's birth control.
But that’s changed. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires health plans to cover—at no cost—certain preventive-health services, including prescription birth control. That means that most women who use prescription birth control will get it with no copay at the pharmacy.
Ever since near-universal birth-control coverage became law, anti-choice members of Congress and groups like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have worked to repeal it.
We’re thrilled that birth control is covered under Obamacare. It ensures that women will not encounter any barriers from their bosses or insurance plans in getting birth control without a copay. But now we must stop the attacks to make sure this benefit is never undermined or taken away.