Patient Coverage Protections
ACOG is a strong supporter of the landmark women’s health gains made in the Affordable Care Act. Any attempt to reform our nation’s health care system must build upon these advances and not compromise or reduce critical health insurance guarantees and protections.
ACOG advocates for coverage of essential health benefits, including maternity coverage, in all plans. In addition, it is critical to ensure continued coverage of women’s preventive services with no cost-sharing, including the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives, regardless of employer.
ACOG engages with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to ensure that proposed health care models include comprehensive coverage for patients and fair payment for physicians.
The continued prohibition of pre-existing condition exclusions, gender rating, and annual and lifetime benefit caps in all plans are essential to ensure women have access to meaningful health coverage.