Some Colorado health plans don’t meet women’s needs under ACA, report finds

April 29, 2015

Some insurance plans in Colorado don’t meet requirements for women’s health put in place by the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released by D.C.-based advocacy group the National Women’s Law Center.

The report examined plans in 15 states, including Colorado. In some cases insurers have fixed the problems, said Karen Davenport, the group’s director of health policy. 

“We saw problems in Colorado that were similar to what we saw in other states.  We saw problems with birth control, we saw problems with breast feeding, we saw problems with maternity coverage,” said Davenport. 

Ben Price of the Colorado Association of Health Plans faulted the report for making sweeping accusations without much context. He says prices charged by providers for treatments and care are the biggest barriers to patients’ access to care.

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