Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

The NuvaRing contraceptive ring can be used monthly to prevent pregnancy.i
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The NuvaRing contraceptive ring can be used monthly to prevent pregnancy.

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The NuvaRing contraceptive ring can be used monthly to prevent pregnancy.

The NuvaRing contraceptive ring can be used monthly to prevent pregnancy.

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

How much leeway do employers and insurers have in deciding whether they’ll cover contraceptives without charge and in determining which methods make the cut?

Not much, as it turns out, but that hasn’t stopped some from trying.

People still write in regularly describing battles they’re waging to get birth control coverage they’re entitled to under the Affordable Care Act.

In one of those messages recently, a woman said her insurer denied free coverage for the NuvaRing. This small plastic device, which is inserted into the vagina monthly,

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/08/22/342400717/insurers-refuse-to-cover-some-contraceptives-despite-health-law?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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