Does birth control have to be covered by insurance?

Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace ® must cover contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care provider.

What is the cheapest form of birth control?

Oral birth control pills and the medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera) shot are among the least expensive birth control options without insurance. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the Nexplanon (etonogestrel) arm implant are the most effective birth control options.

What type of birth control is free?

Because of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), most insurance plans must cover all methods of birth control at no cost to you, including the pill. However, some plans only cover certain brands of pills or generic versions. Your health insurance provider can tell you which types of birth control they pay for.

What can I get instead of birth control?

  • Diaphragm. The diaphragm is a small, flexible cup made of silicone. …
  • Cervical cap. …
  • Spermicides. …
  • Male and female condoms. …
  • The sponge. …
  • Phexxi.

How much is the pill a month?

Birth control pills cost between $0–$50 a month. They can be totally free with most health insurance plans, or if you qualify for some government programs. You can get a prescription for the birth control pill from a doctor or nurse at a doctor's office, health clinic, or your local Planned Parenthood health center.

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