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Time’s Running Out! Help Us Make Sure ALL Women Can Get Birth Control without a Co-pay

Submit Comments to HHS – All Women Need Access to Contraception without Co-pays

When we make progress in women’s health, ALL women deserve to be part of that success, don’t they? But you’d be surprised by what some opponents to birth control think.

Recently we told you about a momentous step forward for women’s health: the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded the list of preventive health services required to be offered by health insurers without a co-pay to include the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives. Unfortunately, HHS intends to exempt some religious employers from providing contraceptive services and is asking for comments on this decision.

The reality is that nearly 99% of sexually active women, regardless of their religious beliefs, use contraception at some point in their lives. It’s crucial that women have access to affordable birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families, and protect their health.

We need your help to protect this important step for women’s health and ensure that all women have access to affordable contraception — tell HHS that all women, regardless of who they work for, should have access to contraception without co-pays.

Note: The comments you submit will be processed by the appropriate agency and then made publicly availble on Regulations.gov.

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Oh, say, can you see no-cost birth control? We can.

This weekend we’re celebrating our freedom and the nation’s birth with parades, fireworks and BBQs with friends and family. American women may soon have even more to celebrate — our independence from co-pays on prescription birth control — thanks to the new health care law!

Declare your independence! Join the campaign to make prescription birth control available in all new health plans without a co-pay!   www.nwcl.org

Women need access to birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families, and protect their health. Women know the preventive health benefits of birth control, but we also know the cost to stay on it throughout our childbearing years. Birth control can be expensive, and the high cost of birth control can affect whether women use it consistently.

Help us move women’s health forward, so we can say — we’ve got you covered!   www.nwlc.org

We’ve been working on getting contraception covered in health plans for many years, and we are finally within reach of achieving this critical goal. In the coming months, the Department of Health and Human Services will decide which preventive services should be covered in new health insurance plans without a co-pay or other out-of-pocket costs.

Sign our petition and be part of the campaign to make prescription birth control more affordable and accessible to all women.   www.nwlc.org

Thank you for all that you do for women and girls.


Judy Waxman
Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women’s Law Center

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