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It is crucial that insurance companies provide all the benefits that women deserve under the Affordable Care Act, at no cost or inconvenience. So this week, the Obama administration took steps to eliminate any ambiguity around the reforms the ACA calls for. Here is what the Administration’s guidance makes clear:
Most insurers must cover, without cost-sharing, at least one form of contraception in each of the 18 methods for women that the FDA has identified, including the ring, the patch, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and birth control pills.
Additionally, the Administration is making a few other things clear to protect important preventive services:
See how the Affordable Care Act has changed the lives of women like Astrid, Cait, and Shannon and learn more about how the ACA is helping women and families.
And here’s a quick recap on how the ACA has been giving women greater control of their own health care since 2010: