NY’S Medicaid Covering Post-Birth Contraceptives

July 18, 2014 11:21 AM

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NY’S Medicaid Covering Post-Birth Contraceptives

NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive devices to low-income women who don’t want to get pregnant soon after giving birth.

The state, which this spring became one of a few covering intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants through its Medicaid program, went public encouraging health providers to ensure women get the $350 to $700 devices immediately after delivery. And they’re calling on private insurers to follow ...

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