A review by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of 100 insurance plans around the US found that more than half are failing to provide the full complement of women’s health services as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, including birth control and cancer screenings.
The conclusions are based on reviews of policies in 15 states and consumer complaint records in 2014 and 2015, which included reports from women who were denied benefits such as prenatal vitamins and contraception.
“We don’t need legislation,” said Sharon Levin who runs NWLC’s health policy program. “We have that. We need better enforcement.”
Kaiser Health News