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Contraceptive Coverage

Are you paying for birth control? You shouldn't be. 

Across the Commonwealth, many women do not have access to the birth control methods that work best for them. The Affordable Care Act promised women access to preventative reproductive health care without a copay so that all women, regardless of their economic status, could access basic health care. However, despite this promise, many health plans in Massachusetts continue to charge women a copay for certain types of birth control, including NuvaRing, IUDs, name-brand oral contraceptives, and emergency contraception. 

No-copay preventative healthcare is an economic necessity to women of all backgrounds – especially those who are most vulnerable in our community. Luckily, we can work to ensure that every woman has access to the contraceptive that works for her. 

You deserve co-pay free contraception 

The Advancing Contraceptive Coverage and Economic Security in our State (ACCESS) Bill will ensure that all insurance carriers in Massachusetts provide all FDA-approved contraceptive methods with no copay. It will achieve the promise of the Affordable Care Act so all women have access to contraception, regardless of their health insurance carriers or their economic status. By passing An Act Relative to Women’s Health and Economic Equity, Massachusetts can continue to lead the nation in reducing unintended pregnancies and ensuring that every woman has access to the birth control options that work best for her. 

To learn more, email Rebecca Hart Holder, Execuitve Director, at rebecca@prochoicemass.org.

 
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