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Preventive Services, Including Birth Control Coverage, Under the Health Care Law

The health care law requires new health plans to cover certain preventive services. This means that, as an increasing number of health plans come under the law’s reach over the next few years, more and more people will have access to a wide range of preventive services without co-payments, deductibles, or co-insurance. This is especially important to women, who are more likely than men to avoid needed health care, including preventive care, because of cost. This requirement is a huge step forward for women’s health.

Use our information and tools to find out more about preventive services in the health care law and if your health plan covers the women’s preventive services without a co-payment, deductible, or co-insurance or when that coverage will begin:

Getting the Coverage You Deserve: What to Do If You Are Charged a Co-Payment, Deductible, or Co-Insurance for a Preventive Service

If you had trouble getting one of the preventive services covered and you are unsure why, let us know. We might be able to help. Please contact us at 1-866-745-5487 or coverher@nwlc.org. 

Challenges to the Birth Control Coverage Benefit

Some bosses and politicians are using their own religiously-motivated opposition to birth control to take this benefit away from women. You can find out more about the court cases and other challenges to the birth control benefit here.

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