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Danielle, 24

I was lucky enough that my mom was able to set her political and religious beliefs aside in order to protect me from the many struggles that I would have faced caused by failed birth control.

Gina, VA

I hear all the time about the stereotype of what type of girl/woman have abortions. Sleeping around, not using birth control, etc. I am here to tell you that their wrong!

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.

The Challenge

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.

  • Several private employers who oppose birth control personally have gone to court to fight the law.
  • Members of Congress have repeatedly voted to give bosses the right to deny their employees birth-control coverage.

Our Solution

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.


Laws About Insurance Coverage for Prescription Birth Control

Summary of State and Federal Laws

Contraceptive Equity

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.



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