Finally, insurers will be require to cover contraception!

I’ve been fortunate over the years that, when I did have health insurance, it generally covered contraception. It’s not as much of an issue for us these days, but it still is for lots of other people. This something that should’ve been universally covered a long time ago. #seb #insurance #contraceptives

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Obama: Insurers Must Cover Contraceptives
The administration says women must be able to get free birth control.
Federal officials said they would give such church-affiliated organizations one additional year — until Aug. 1, 2013 — to comply with the requirement. Most other employers and insurers must comply by this Aug. 1…
In announcing details of the final rule on Friday, Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said it “strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access …

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5 comments

  1. What? You mean then they won't have a reason to blame poor people for getting pregnant and demonize abortion doctors for trying to help some of these women out? Then who can we blame the country's ills on if we don't have pregnant poor people and abortion doctors???

  2. Thats right, the people are too poor and stupid to buy contraception on their own.
    Why not make contraception compulsory and require government approval before conception while we are at it?

  3. Should contraceptives be covered under insurance plans? Yes, no question about it, just like any other prescribed medicine. Should they be free for everyone, regardless of income or ability to pay? No. Why should they be. The more mandatory free for all items that are loaded into insurance plans, the higher the cost for everyone. I know that’s not the only reason why insurance premiums are skyrocketing, but it is part of the picture. And we need to look at all the parts if we ever hope to find an answer. I’m all for programs that make family planning easier for everyone, with special assistance for those who really can’t afford to pay for it. But why should the answer be that it’s ‘free’ for everyone? Nothing’s ever free.

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