Women and Health Reform

Ensuring the Health Care Needs of Women: Resources for Health Exchanges


Preventive Services

Questions to consider:


 How will the implementation of the new coverage benefit of preventive services for women without cost sharing be enforced? Which state entities will monitor enforcement of this benefit in private plans?


 How will the state monitor the impact of reasonable medical management limits on women’s access to these services, particularly contraception?


 Will there be a mechanism for women to be informed about preventive services benefits and how they work?

Lessons Learned:

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs - Set 12

Congressional Research Service, Enforcement of the Preventive Services Requirements of the ACA

Health Reform GPS, Contraception Coverage within Required Preventive Services

Institute of Medicine, Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps

National Business Group on Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, A Purchaser's Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage

National Health Law Program, NHeLP Breaks Down Preventive Health Services Standards & Contraceptive Coverage under the ACA

Further Reading:

Center for American Progress, Young Women       and Reproductive Health Care