Birth control coverage rises, but some say more is needed

Lee, Karen
August 2004
Employee Benefit News;Aug2004, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p1
Reports on concerns regarding the coverage of contraception methods by insured health plans for employees in the U.S. Background on oral contraceptives available to covered employees in 2002; Cost of adding coverage for reversible birth control; Plans of health maintenance organizations for the coverage of contraception methods in states without mandates; Role of state legislatures in providing coverage for contraceptives.


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