Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage

19 agosto 2014

Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans — except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers’ religious beliefs — to provide women with access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without cost-sharing. This first-dollar coverage «has the potential to dramatically shift contraceptive use patterns, to reduce the U.S. unintended pregnancy rate … and to improve the health of women and families,» write experts.