Monday, August 01, 2011

Obama: Free birth control for everybody! (if you can afford health insurance)

Birth control shouldn’t require a copay:

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

The requirement is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women's preventive care under President Barack Obama's health care law. Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual "well-woman" physical, screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy, counseling on domestic violence, and other services.

I’m not even going to get into the “should it or shouldn’t it” debate, because that’s not the point I want to make here.

To me, this just seems a bit backwards since there are meds out there that can actually, you know, save lives, that are still going to require copays whereas “the pill” won’t.

It just doesn’t seem right to me…

1 comment:

K T Cat said...

Clearly you don't worship at the altar of Planned Parenthood.