Contraceptive Methods And Sterilization Procedures Prescribed For Women

1348 WordsAug 3, 20156 Pages
The availability of contraceptives following the recent birth control mandate, there are still some issues concerning about what exactly will be covered. Currently according to Affordable Car Act (ACA), health insurance companies is supposed to provide birth control methods with no co-payment requirements. The new ACA law makes preventive care more accessible and affordable to millions of Americans. It is especially important to women, who are more likely to avoid needed health care, including preventive care, because of cost. In order to have access to preventive health care and to address cost barriers under the new ACA law, the birth control mandate allows women with health care insurance to receive contraceptives without the cost of any co-payments as a part of preventative medical services. “This includes all FDA-approved contraceptive methods and sterilization procedures prescribed for women including oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, implantable devices, barrier methods, and emergency contraception, but not abortifacients” (Kraemer, 2014). However, group health plans sponsored by certain religious employers, and group health insurance coverage provided in connection with such plans, are exempt from the requirement to cover contraceptive services for women. Under these circumstances, women would have to pay for out of pockets for their birth control. The new mandate does not outline how surgical procedures will be handled, whether the woman will have to pay
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