Philadelphia Coalition Commends State for Action to Reduce Barriers to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Statement from PolicyLab, AccessMatters, Public Citizens For Children and Youth (PCCY), The LARC Project, Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Center, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn Medicine and Representative Mary Jo Daley (HD 148 – Montgomery County)

 Philadelphia, Pa. – Dec. 1, 2016 – “The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services took a significant step today to improve birth control access for many women in our state by removing barriers to reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraception. Beginning today, Pennsylvania Medicaid will reimburse hospitals for providing long-acting reversible contraception to patients following the birth of a child and increase payment for insertion and removal of these devices in out-patient settings.  Read the release here.

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