Clarifying Coverage of Contraceptives

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued guidance to clarify consumers' rights to coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act.

“The Affordable Care Act was a major step forward in helping women get the health care services they need to stay healthy. Tens of millions of women are eligible to receive coverage of recommended preventive services without having to pay a co-pay or deductible, including contraception,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. "Today, we are clarifying these coverage requirements, including access to the full range of contraceptive methods identified by the FDA, access to genetic counseling and testing for the BRCA gene as a preventative tool in the fight against cancer, and access to preventive services for transgender individuals.”

See a fact sheet about the clarifications.

Thank Secretary Burwell for helping women get the care they need.