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HB16-1294: Contraception Coverage Public & Private Insurance

Reproductive Freedom
Bill Number: HB16-1294
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: S. Lontine / D. Esgar / L. Guzman


Starting January 1, 2018, the bill requires medicaid managed care
plans and health benefit plans that are required under the federal Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide contraceptive coverage
as a preventive health service to cover, at no cost to the woman covered
by the plan:
• All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other
products for women, including those prescribed by the
covered person’s health care provider or otherwise
authorized under state or federal law;
• Voluntary sterilization procedures;
• Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
• Follow-up services related to the covered contraceptive
drugs, devices, products, or procedures, including
management of side effects, counseling for continued
adherence, and device insertion and removal.
Health insurers and medicaid managed care entities are prohibited
from restricting or delaying coverage for contraceptives and must make
the coverage available to all persons covered under the health plan or
medicaid managed care plan, respectively.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2016)

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