Public programs and private health insurance now pay for the vast majority of contraceptive services and supplies for women. However, complex and shifting regulations shaped by state and federal policy, legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage provision, and other factors affect the scope of coverage.
New resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation offer the latest information on options and requirements for contraceptive coverage.
Private Insurance Coverage of Contraception. This policy brief explains state and federal rules for private insurance coverage of contraceptives and identifies key issues going forward, including oversight of the ACA’s contraceptive coverage requirement, religious objections, the impact of state policies, and remaining gaps in coverage.
Private and Public Coverage of Contraceptive Services and Supplies in the United States. This fact sheet examines the role of private insurance and publicly-funded programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, the Indian Health Service, and Title X-funded clinics, in financing contraceptive services for women.
Intrauterine Devices: Access for Women in the U.S. This fact sheet provides the most up-date-information on awareness, use, availability and insurance coverage of IUDs, one of the most effective and increasingly popular forms of reversible contraception.
Additionally, Medicaid and Family Planning: Background and Implications of the ACA, a recently-updated issue brief, describes Medicaid’s role in financing and providing access to family planning services for low-income women, and highlights future challenges in the context of the Affordable Care Act.