Monday, August 1, 2011

Free Birth Control for Everyone!

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM

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Starting January 1st of 2013, federal regulations will dictate that all health insurance plans will cover birth control—the pill, IUDs, and even morning-after pills—with no copays, along with other forms of preventive medicine for women, per new guidelines announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

President Obama's healthcare reform efforts included an emphasis on more preventative care, which aside from being an issue of basic fairness will also help bring down overall healthcare costs, as well as unplanned pregnancies. So, along with birth control, breast pumps, cervical cancer screenings, and domestic violence counseling will all eventually be free, no copays, on all sanctioned health plans.

(Although HHS is including the politically controversial morning-after pill, which prevents rather than terminates pregnancy, they've decided to exclude the abortion pill RU-486, unless you suck their fucking dicks.)

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