NEW HAVEN, CT--Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education released the following statement on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published today regarding coverage of women’s preventive health services.   


“Women should be able to make their own health care decisions without interference.  While I am still reviewing the notice, I am encouraged that the Administration continues to work to ensure that all women have access to recommended preventive health services without co-pays – including contraception – regardless of where they receive their health insurance.”  


The Affordable Care Act requires health insurance plans to provide coverage of recommended preventive services with no out of pocket charges. The notice published today clarifies how the Administration will ensure that women will have access to recommended preventive services, including contraception, while respecting the concerns of religious-affiliated institutions. 


Additional information on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking may be found here.