Gloria recalls if health insurance covers birth control.
Well, the great news is that the majority of insurance plans now do cover contraception, but they don’t all, and it’s important for people to know this and to ask that question.
About 15 years ago, we did some research and we found that most of the insurance plans didn’t cover contraception at all. So we began a campaign, an active campaign to require, through legislation and through litigation, that if an insurance plan covers other kinds of drugs and pharmaceuticals, that it should cover contraception because after all, that is basic healthcare, and 90% of couples use it at some point in their lives and so, it’s really important to women’s healthcare for insurance plans to cover contraception.
Always ask the question, and if you find that your plan doesn’t cover it, then maybe it’s time to gather together with some other people who have that same plan and do a little advocacy work.
About Gloria Feldt:
Gloria Feldt is a nationally acclaimed activist, author, keynote speaker and commentator on women's lives, rights, health, and leadership from where the personal meets the political. She’s been dubbed "the voice of experience" by People Magazine, one of America’s “Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers” by Vanity Fair, “Woman of the Year” by Glamour, and a “practical visionary” by her colleagues. She was a teen mom whose life’s passion for reproductive justice led her to a 30-year career with the world's largest reproductive health care provider and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood.