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Supreme Court Cases on Birth-Control Coverage

On March 25, the Supreme Court will hear cases from Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, two for-profit companies. These bosses don’t agree with birth control, so they want to take away their employees’ birth-control coverage. Learn More »

Why is insurance coverage for contraception important to women's health?

Laws promoting insurance coverage for contraception are crucial to protecting and promoting women’s reproductive health. By guaranteeing that insurers cover prescription contraception to the same extent as other medications, contraceptive-equity laws help ensure women’s access to birth control and ultimately help prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion.

Fortunately, under the new federal health-care reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance plans must cover women’s family-planning care, including all Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved contraceptive methods, without copayments or deductibles. The nationwide policy goes even further than state contraceptive-equity laws by eliminating cost-sharing requirements. While the policy is being fully implemented, these state laws are an important backstop to ensure more robust coverage of contraception.

Current State Laws

28 states have laws or regulations ensuring equity in private insurance coverage for prescription contraception: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OR, RI, VT, WA, WV, WI.

View a map of all states with Contraceptive Equity.

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