State attorneys generals sued, and two federal courts stopped the administration's restrictions from taking effect
Birth control is used by nine in 10 sexually active women. But the Trump-Pence administration is trying to eliminate no-copay birth control coverage, which is currently guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). When the administration issued rules to take away the guarantee of no-copay coverage, it faced a flood of resistance from women's health advocates and courts that temporarily halted the rules.
Thanks to the ACA, 75 percent of women with private health insurance now have access to no-copay birth control coverage.Kaiser Family Foundation
Before the ACA, one in three women voters struggled to afford prescription birth control. And less than 40 percent of Black women can afford $10 per month out of pocket.Planned Parenthood
Birth control access has helped bring unintended pregnancy to a 30-year low and teen pregnancy to an all-time low.
Over 62 million women have benefitted from access to birth control because of the ACA.
The ACA’s birth control benefit saved women an estimated $1.4 billion on birth control pills in 2013 alone.
No woman should have to go through the anxiety I did before the ACA or have to decide between paying bills or protecting her health.”