Contraceptive Care Coverage Due to Health Care Reform

In 2013 FDA-approved birth control prescription drugs and devices are covered with no co-pay.

What's included?

  • Oral contraceptives – generics and brands without a generic equivalent (known as single source brands)
  • Diaphragm-based contraceptives (including Nuvaring and Ortho Evra patch)
  • Implanted devices (IUDs) and generic injectable contraceptives
  • Generic emergency contraceptives (requires a prescription)

What's not included?

  • Brand name oral contraceptives, injectables, devices, etc. when there is a generic equivalent available
    • An example: Depo-Provera is the brand name and will have a co-pay; the generic, medroxyprogesterone, will not have a co-pay.
  • Brand name oral contraceptives with a generic equivalent, even if medically necessary.
  • Over-the-counter items, including condoms, spermicides, sponges, etc.
  • RU486

Return to the Federal Health Care Reform information page.

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