Most insurance plans cover prescriptions. So it follows that prescription birth control would be covered, too, right? Not necessarily.
It's still legal in many states for insurance companies to refuse to pay for women's prescription birth control.
Tens of millions of women don't have insurance coverage for their prescription birth control. That means that many women can't afford the birth-control method that's right for them. Some women may not use any birth-control method at all because it is too expensive. When couples don't use birth control consistently, the number of unintended pregnancies increases.
We believe that lawmakers in the states and Congress should make insurance companies cover prescription birth control in the same way they pay for other prescriptions. Women are more likely to use prescription birth control when they can afford it. When more women use birth control, there are fewer unintended pregnancies.