What does the CCCA do?
The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) ensures that women in New York state have access to the contraception they need. It’s no secret that contraception has dramatically transformed women’s lives over the last fifty years. Here’s what you need to know about the CCCA now that it’s passed:
- It requires insurers to cover all forms of FDA-approved contraception, without a co-pay.
- It ensures access to a year’s supply of birth control at one time, making it easier for women to fill their prescriptions and maintain coverage.
- It improves access to affordable emergency contraception, by allowing pharmacists to fill prescriptions for it without a time consuming visit to a healthcare provider. This enables access to this time-sensitive contraception without a copay. (Without coverage, emergency contraception can cost up to $75.)
- It expands contraceptive coverage for men by covering condoms if prescribed and sterilization (neither of which was included in current New York State Insurance law).