A few states have used the defraying provision of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to help defray the cost of paying for birth control, but others have used it to cover other costs, like for medical expenses.
California, New York, and Florida have all implemented this type of financial aid, which is not covered under Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act allows states to use federal funds to defray out-of-pocket expenses for people eligible for Medicaid, a program that provides health insurance for low-income people.
In states where Medicaid is not available, these financial aid programs are designed to help low- and moderate-income residents pay for prescription drugs, dental, vision care, and other medical costs, including prescription drugs.
Under the Affordable Care Action Plan, states are able to use the money to pay for birth-control coverage, including birth control that costs more than $500 per month.
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