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FP-4 (Developmental) Increase the proportion of health insurance plans that cover contraceptive supplies and services

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 

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Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
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Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2014, FP-4 was archived without data.The primary reason this objective was archived is due to a lack of viable data source. The Guttmacher Institute initially collected this data in the Guttmacher Survey of Contraceptive Coverage in 1993 and the Guttmacher Survey of Contraceptive Coverage in 2002. However, the Guttmacher Institute no longer plans to collect this data in part because of the Women’s Preventive Services Provision of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Affordable Care Act, women’s preventive health care generally must be covered by health plans with no cost sharing. The relevant type of preventive service requires that all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Sonfield, A.; Gold, R.; Darroch, J. U.S. Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives and the Impact of Contraceptive Coverage Mandates, 2002. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2004, 36(2): 72-79.
  2. The Alan Guttmacher Institute. Uneven and Unequal: Insurance Coverage and Reproductive Health Services. New York, NY: the Institute, 1994, 1-38.