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15-67%increase in women paying zero dollars out of pocket for oral contraceptive pills between fall 2012 and spring 2014.
87%of insured women did not have to pay out of pocket for a hormonal IUD by spring 2014
20%decrease in women living below the poverty line who were uninsured between 2013 and 2014
Hear From An Expert
There is a growing body of evidence on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on women’s contraceptive access. In the past, women seeking a hormonal IUD—one of the most effective forms of contraception available—may have been dissuaded from obtaining one because of high out-of-pocket costs. The ACA is making these more expensive methods a realistic option for many women. More women can now choose a birth control method based on what works best for them, as opposed to what they can afford