S.21 - Prevention First Act

A bill to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women's health care. view all titles (12)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: A bill to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women's health care. as introduced.
  • Popular: Prevention First Act as introduced.
  • Short: Prevention First Act as introduced.
  • Short: At-Risk Communities Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Contraception Education Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Prevention Through Affordable Access Act as introduced.
  • Short: Responsible Education About Life Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Title X Family Planning Services Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Truth in Contraception Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Unintended Pregnancy Reduction Act of 2009 as introduced.

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OpenCongress Summary

Broadly this bill seeks to improve access to women’s health care and to expand access to preventative health care services relating to pregnancy. More specifically it would authorize the appropriation of grants to states and other entities for research, education, and preventative programs regarding teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. It would require that hospitals, receiving federal funding, offer and provide, upon request, emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault. Furthermore, it would prohibit health plans from excluding or restricting otherwise provided benefits related to prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services.
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Official Summary

Prevention First Act - Title X Family Planning Services Act of 2009 - Authorizes appropriations for family planning services grants and contracts under the Public Health Service Act (PHSA). Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 2007 [sic]- Amends the Employee Re

Official Summary

Prevention First Act - Title X Family Planning Services Act of 2009 - Authorizes appropriations for family planning services grants and contracts under the Public Health Service Act (PHSA). Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 2007 [sic]- Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and PHSA to prohibit a group health plan from excluding or restricting benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services if the plan provides benefits for other outpatient prescription drugs, devices, or outpatient services. Applies such prohibitions to coverage offered in the individual market. Emergency Contraception Education Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and disseminate information on emergency contraception to the public and to health care providers. Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act of 2009 - Requires hospitals, as a condition of receiving federal funds, to offer and to provide, upon request, emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault. At-Risk Communities Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Secretary to award grants for teenage pregnancy prevention programs. Requires the Secretary to award grants for teenage pregnancy prevention research. Truth in Contraception Act of 2009 - Requires that any information concerning the use of a contraceptive provided through specified federally funded education programs be medically accurate and include health benefits and failure rates. Unintended Pregnancy Reduction Act of 2009 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to expand Medicaid's coverage of family planning services. Responsible Education About Life Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary to make grants to states for family life education, including education on abstinence and contraception, to prevent teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Prevention Through Affordable Access Act - Expands Medicaid rebates to manufacturers for the sale of covered outpatient drugs at nominal prices to include sales to student health care facilities and entities offering family planning services.

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Organizations Supporting S.21

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Sierra Club
  • American Public Health Association
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Planned Parenthood
  • National Organization for Women
  • ...and 14 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.21

  • Family Research Council
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Concerned Women for America
  • One Nation Under God




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