The Affordable Care Act - the health insurance reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 - required health plans to cover recommended preventive services without cost sharing. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act by clicking here.
FPS is a limited-benefit Medicaid program that provides services for the prevention of or delay of pregnancy and for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). FPS is a category of medical assistance which may be available to both men and women who apply for Ohio Medicaid.
Reproductive and sexual health care services can help prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other STIs. Supporting access to affordable contraceptive services can reduce unintended pregnancy. Health services can also help promote knowledge about, and compliance with, recommended screening and vaccination for specific STIs.
Healthy reproductive and sexual practices can play a critical role in enabling people to remain healthy and actively contribute to their community. Planning and having a healthy pregnancy is vital to the health of women, infants, and families and is especially important in preventing teen pregnancy and childbearing, which will help raise educational attainment, increase employment opportunities, and enhance financial stability. Access to quality health services and support for safe practices can improve physical and emotional well-being and reduce teen and unintended pregnancies, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).