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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under the supervision of Barak Obama made a striking change in the healthcare scenario of the nation as well as many other segments of the country. The healthcare law made hallmark achievements and greater access in case of affordable and effective contraception. Obama Care health reforms cover a type of birth control per person as per the eighteen FDA or Foods and Drugs Administration approved norms and categories. The birth-control mandate of Obama Care helps to offer women birth control rights with no out-of-the-pocket cost or at very little cost, although some insurance plans and programs may have exemptions. Further, the HHS or Health and Human Services issued guidance for making it mandatory for any health insurance service provider under the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care to include at least one form of contraception method as prescribed by the Food and Drugs Administrative Authority or FDA in the health care policy.
What contraceptive methods are mentioned under the norms?
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care legislation the draft states or specifies certain important or essential categories to be used for contraception and these categories can be mentioned below-
iii) Make use of a cervical cap.
vii) Taking help of emergency contraception (Plan B/morning after pill)
viii) Using emergency contraception (a different oral medication named Ella).
xii) Oral contraceptives (the pill), with estrogen and progestin.
xiii) Using injection known as shot.
xiv) Using Copper intrauterine device
xvi) Using implantable rod
xvii) Making use of surgical sterilization implant
xviii) Adopting Sterilization surgery.
The essential guidance under the HHS norms.
The Department of Health and Human Services or HHS has issued certain specific guidelines that every health insurance service providing companies needs to follow while offering their services are-
iii) Methods of birth control that include morning pills and IUDs though they are being looked down upon by some religious and conservative groups for causing abortion can be included under the health care policy.
How it helped out-of-the-pocket expenses?
As per the recently available data and statistical analysis, out-of-the-pocket expenses of most of the women have dropped from the previous 21% incurred before the advent of Obama care to almost 3% after the launch of the Affordable Care law. The biggest or most essential use of the drop of the out-of-the-pocket expense was that before health insurance service providers did not include the costing involved under the headings of contraception.
Under the Obamacare mandate of birth control, these important expenses are included. And, this inclusion has indeed helped women a lot.