With Deadline Looming, The National Campaign Urges All Women Eligible to Enroll in ACA

Dec 19 2016

(Washington, DC)—The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is pleased to announce that it will participate in the Women’s Week of Action—a national effort to remind women of the importance and benefits of obtaining health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) during the week of December 19th women across the nation will organize and spread the word about ACA open enrollment, which ends on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

“We at The National Campaign urge women to not miss the ACA enrollment deadline,” said Ginny Ehrlich, CEO, The National Campaign.  “It is estimated that 55 million women have benefited from ACA coverage of preventive services, which includes all FDA-approved methods of contraception without co-pays or deductibles. Please, don’t let this opportunity to have the health insurance you deserve pass you by.”

As part of ACA, new health insurance plans are required to cover any FDA-approved birth control method prescribed by a provider without a copay or a deductible. Birth control is directly linked to a wide array of benefits to women, men, children, and society, including fewer unplanned pregnancies.

To learn more about the intersection between birth control and the ACA, join The National Campaign’s Bedsider’s Facebook Live event at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 21.  We’ll be joined by experts from the National Women's Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health to answer all your questions about sexual health, health insurance, and what’s covered under ACA.  Please join us at facebook.com/bedsider.

About The National Campaign: The National Campaign is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy. 

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