But under the Affordable Care Act certain employers must provide health insurance coverage or pay penalties of $2,000/employee. ACA compliant plans must include certain preventive services without co-payments or deductibles. [Sec. 2713] Among these are breast cancer screenings and certain immunizations. Relying on recommendations by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Department of Health and Human requires that an ACA plan include"[a]ll Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity."
For accessible information on women's health policy issues under the ACA, check out the Kaiser Family Foundation's guide to Women's Health Policy.