Press Forum to Underscore the Importance of Contraception and Accessing Affordable Health Care
Forum also will address the role contraception plays in preventing Zika
Miami, FL—Millions of women currently obtain their contraception coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and millions more are eligible to access that benefit. As the deadline for enrolling in ACA approaches, what role does accessing affordable health care coverage play in birth control? What direct benefits are linked with ACA and how has—and will—it provide a wide array of benefits to women, men, children, and society?
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. Despite these impressive coverage gains, any cuts in funding to the nation’s network of safety-net clinics, as well as any threatened rollback of health coverage, could result in dramatic declines in access to effective and affordable contraception.
Join The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, in partnership with the United State of Women at Miami Dade College (MDC), for a press forum on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., to discuss the intersection of birth control and access to affordable health care.
To RSVP, please contact Julian Teixeira at jteixeira@theNC.org or (202) 478-8564.
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. Please visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org to find out more about the new research and polling.