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Natural Family Planning Reinstated in Birth Control Pay Rule

Aug. 15, 2022, 7:06 PM

Health insurers required by Obamacare to pay in full for birth control drugs and related services also must pay for counseling about fertility awareness-based methods of family planning, as federal guidelines omitting them are unlawful, a federal court in Texas said.

The Health Resources and Services Administration must reinstate a 2016 provision that added natural family planning services and counseling to guidelines setting out the coverage insurers must provide under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas said.

The HRSA first issued guidelines in 2011 that required coverage for all Food ...