Are you or your patients being charged for or denied a preferred method of birth control?

Are you or your patients being charged for or denied a preferred method of birth control?

If you need immediate assistance in filing a claim with a health insurance plan, contact the National Women’s Law Center hotline at 1-866-PILL4US or via email at pill4us@nwlc.org.
 
If you have been wrongfully denied by a health plan in California, call the California Department of Managed Health Care Services Help Center at 1-888-466-2219 to file a complaint.
 
For more information about CFHC's Policy Priorities, click here.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - the new health law sometimes called "Obamacare" - if you have a new health insurance plan that started after August 2012, you should be able to access all forms of FDA-approved birth control and other preventive women's health services without being charged a co-payment.

California Family Health Council (CFHC) is proud to co-sponsor SB 1053 – The Contraceptive Coverage Equity Act – authored by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-26). This bill seeks to ensure that the intent of the ACA is realized and that all Californians with health insurance have access to their birth control method of choice without restrictions or having to pay out of pocket costs. CFHC is tracking wrongful denials or undue co-pays to collect information to advance SB 1053.

If you are a health care provider and your patient has been wrongfully denied coverage of their birth control method of choice or charged a co-pay, let us know by completing the form below.

If you are an individual patient and you have been wrongfully denied your method of choice or charged a co-pay, share your experience with us below.