This is the very population that needs reproductive health services the most. For most women of reproductive age, contraception and birth control are the care they get most regularly, and their main reason for interacting with health providers. That makes it even more important that the Obama Administration ensures that all women are able to access contraception without costly co-pays, regardless of where they get their health insurance. We urge the administration to remove the unfair and harmful exemption for religious employers. Every woman needs and deserves access to affordable and effective contraceptive coverage.
Only if the Administration does that will we fully realize the promise of enhancing coverage for the nation’s young adults.
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.