Obamacare and Viagra

Does Obamacare cover Viagra?

Ron in Indiana

Dear Ron,

First, it is important to know that “Obamacare” is not a health insurance plan. It is many plans offered by many insurers across the country. Obamacare does not cover anything – it is the rules that govern the health insurance market.

That said, your own health insurance plan is very likely to cover Viagra. Prescription drugs are considered an “essential health benefit” and therefore all plans have to cover them. Viagra is an FDA approved drug and can be prescribed as medically necessary. Your plan might have certain rules about Viagra, such as a monthly limit or a pre-review (or prior authorization) of claims. Your pharmacy can tell you the details.

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Linda Riddell

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A published author and health policy analyst with 25 years’ experience, Linda Riddell's goal is to alleviate the widespread ailment of not knowing what your health plan can do for you.