Some Patients Lack Contraceptive Coverage Under Health Law, Study Finds

April 16, 2015 8:17 PM

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Under the Affordable Care Act, women are supposed to have access to free birth control. Insurance companies are required to pay the full cost. A new study finds that that some insurers are not the covering every form of contraception and are forcing patients to pay the bill. NPR's Anders Kelto reports.

ANDERS KELTO, BYLINE: One of the most popular parts of the new health care law is that it's supposed to provide women with free contraception. But Alina Salganicoff from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation says her group wondered if this was actually happening.

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