Let's talk about birth control. Under the ACA...
Need some birth control pills? COVERED.
An IUD? COVERED.
An implant like Implanon or Nexplanon? COVERED.
A shot like Depo-Provera? COVERED.
Under the Affordable Care Act, contraception is covered as a preventive service. Plans may cover, but are not required to cover, medications to induce abortions and services for male reproductive capacity, like vasectomies or condoms.
As healthcare.gov says:
Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace must cover contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care provider. Plans must cover these services without charging a copayment or coinsurance when provided by an in-network provider — even if you haven’t met your deductible. FDA-approved contraceptive methods prescribed by a woman’s doctor are covered, including:
Barrier methods, like diaphragms and sponges
Hormonal methods, like birth control pills and vaginal rings
Implanted devices, like intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Emergency contraception, like Plan B® and ella®
Patient education and counseling
But What If You Want To Get Pregnant?
There's good news on that score as well.
Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care is COVERED!
Want To Breastfeed?
Breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment--including the cost of a breast pump--are COVERED.
Throughout the reproductive lifespan, the ACA has women covered. #thanksACA!
P.S. Need help getting covered? Call us at (734) 544-3030 or find some help here.