This factsheet reviews major sources of coverage for women residing in the U.S. in 2019, discusses the impact of the ACA on women’s coverage, and the coverage challenges that many women continue to face
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Amid the ongoing pandemic and high unemployment, this poste xamines how many uninsured people would be eligible for free health insurance during in a typical year, including those who qualify for Medicaid or for tax credits that cover the full cost of an ACA Marketplace plan.
During the 44th week since the first coronavirus case appeared in the United States, there was an increase of almost 1 million confirmed cases between Nov. 13 and 19. Approximately 9,300 confirmed deaths in the past week brought the total in the United States to 252,500.
Whether new to the market or reenrolling, everyone who wants 2021 coverage through the ACA Marketplace must sign up during Open Enrollment. Here, we detail ten ways in which the 2021 ACA open enrollment period differs from enrollment periods in past years.
This brief examines what the loss of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would mean for women’s coverage and access to health care.
This brief and side-by-side tables reviews the key health issues that are likely to have a direct impact on women’s health as well as their access to coverage and care, and summarizes the presidential candidates’ stated positions and records on these issues.
I bought emergency contraception over-the-counter (OTC) at my pharmacy and thought it would be covered by my insurance, but I ended up having to pay the full cost out-of-pocket. Why wasn’t it covered by my insurance?
Emergency contraception is one of the 18 FDA-approved methods for women that is covered by ACA-compliant plans, but it has to be prescribed by a health care provider. If you don’t have a prescription, you will likely have to pay the full cost out-of-pocket. However, if you get a prescription from…
Intrauterine devices (IUDs), along with implants, are known as long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) because they can be used to prevent pregnancy for several years. This fact sheet reviews the various IUDs approved by the FDA; awareness, use, and availability of IUDs; and key issues in insurance coverage and financing of IUDs in the United States.
Contraception X Article: Out-of-Pocket Spending for Oral Contraceptives Among Women with Private Insurance Coverage After the Affordable Care Act
In an article for Contraception X, KFF’s Brittni Frederiksen, Matthew Rae, and Alina Salganicoff examine large employer plans to identify which types and brands of oral contraceptive pills have the largest shares of oral contraceptive users with out-of-pocket spending and which oral contraceptives have the highest average annual out-of-pocket costs after the ACA covered contraception under it’s preventive services provisions.
Hay varias maneras con las que los planes o los empleadores pueden limitar los servicios anticonceptivos. La ley federal requiere que los planes que cumplan con ACA cubran al menos una forma de cada uno de los 18 métodos anticonceptivos para mujeres aprobados por la FDA. Sin embargo, un plan…