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Fighting discrimination in Washington D.C.

For the first time in 23 years, anti-choice members of Congress, led by Ted Cruz, are trying to overturn two non-discrimination laws passed by the D.C. City Council. 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 Measures

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 Insurance Coverage for Contraception.

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