New Illinois Law Will Guarantee Complete Contraceptive Coverage

Dec 23, 2016

An Illinois law that takes effect January first guarantees contraceptive coverage free of co-pays.

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The federal Affordable Care Act already provides for that, but some insurers have managed to skirt requirements and have not covered all methods of birth control, according to Representative Elaine Nekritz. 

The Northbrook Democrat sponsored that law the Governor signed over the summer.

“The legislation would also allow and in fact require that a woman could get 12 months of contraception in one visit to the pharmacy,” Nekritz said.

House members heard testimony about women experiencing trouble getting insurance to cover contraceptives.