Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care, is an essential part of your health and well-being. Although the Roe v. Wade judgment was overturned, abortion remains legal in many states and other reproductive health services are protected by law. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information on access to and coverage of reproductive health care and resources. Our goal is to provide you with the right information and support.
Your Reproductive Rights:
Below you will find information about your right to access and cover for care, insurance or other health coverage if you have one, where to go if you don’t have insurance, and how to get information if you don’t know. Read also : Ohio Politics Explained Podcast: Gas Taxes, a Post-Trump Ohio PAC and the Wait for Abortion.
Most health insurance – whether you have public (such as Medicaid) or private health coverage (such as coverage under the Affordable Care Act Marketplace or by your employer) – includes free family planning advice, birth control, and other preventive services. .
Your Right to Birth Control
Under the Affordable Act, most health plans are required to provide birth control and family planning advice at no cost to you. It includes:
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Your Right to Access Abortion Services
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. See the article : What are the mineral rights in real estate?. Wade, access to an abortion will depend on the state you live in, even more so than before.
Your Right to Access Other Preventive Health Services
By law, under most health insurance plans, you are entitled to other preventive health services at no cost to you. Most health insurance plans are required to cover preventive health services for women, including:
If You Do Not Have Health Insurance Coverage
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR), enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discriminatory restrictions on access to health care. If you believe that your or someone else’s civil or health information privacy rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with HHS here.
The Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Work Act (EMTALA) requires the hospital to provide you with the emergency care necessary to save your life, including abortion care, for anyone presenting to a hospital with an emergency.
Know your rights to protect private medical information under federal law. If you believe your privacy has been violated, please visit How to File a HIPAA Complaint to file a complaint.
Visit ReproductiveRights.gov to learn more about your rights and available federal resources.
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Content created by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA) Content last reviewed June 25, 2022