Insurance Coverage of Birth Control

Insurance coverage of birth control could dramatically change for Oregon women (Opinion)

By Carrie Miles

Even though Congress did not repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price could easily strike contraception from the list of preventive services that the ACA requires insurers to cover with no out-of-pocket cost. It is well established that Price believes women don’t need such coverage. In light of this, Oregon has proposed new legislation, HB 2232, which would require that insurance companies in the state continue to cover contraception with no cost-sharing by the patient. Read more on The Oregonian