A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey of states’ Medicaid family planning policies under fee-for-service finds wide coverage of most prescription contraceptives among 40 states and the District of Columbia (DC), but variable coverage of emergency contraceptives and other family planning-related services. It is the first published report on state coverage of family planning benefits since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The states surveyed all cover daily oral contraceptives, and most also cover other prescription contraceptive methods such as injectable contraceptives, the diaphragm, the patch, and vaginal ring. Coverage of long-acting reversible contraceptives such as intra-uterine devices and implants is widespread across states that participated in the survey, and few states put limits or restrictions on these devices or their removal. Furthermore, many states are experimenting with a variety of payment policies for long-acting reversible contraception provided immediately after labor and delivery.
Medicaid coverage of the over-the-counter emergency contraception …
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Most State Medicaid Programs Cover Prescription Contraceptives, While Coverage of Over-the-Counter Contraceptives Varies