Biden administration looking to expand coverage of OTC birth control, other products

The Biden administration is asking for public comment on whether to require most health insurance plans to cover a range of over-the-counter (OTC) preventive products, including contraception, for free.

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover preventive services, including specific types of birth control, but only if they are prescribed. Insurers usually don’t cover OTC products.

The departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor and the Treasury sa...