Women's awareness of their contraceptive benefits under the patient protection and affordable care act

Cynthia H. Chuang, Julie L. Mitchell, Diana L. Velott, Richard S. Legro, Erik B. Lehman, Lindsay Confer, Carol S. Weisman

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Abstract

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates that there be no out-of-pocket cost for Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods. Among 987 privately insured reproductive aged Pennsylvania women, fewer than 5% were aware that their insurance covered tubal sterilization, and only 11% were aware that they had full coverage for an intrauterine device. For the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate to affect effective contraception use and reduce unintended pregnancies, public awareness of the expanded benefits is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S713-S715
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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