Dem Lawmakers To Insurers: Adopt Generic Standard For Contraceptives

By Amy Lotven / February 22, 2024 at 6:59 PM
House and Senate Democrats Thursday (Feb. 22) wrote to AHIP and United Health Group to demand insurers comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives without cost-sharing, specifically urging the companies to immediately adopt the “therapeutic equivalent standard” the administration outlined in guidance issued Jan. 22. Under the policy, plans must cover without cost sharing contraceptives with no generic equivalent, but, if generics exist, plans can choose to cover only one of those products -- as...

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