Birth Control: Free For All Women

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

The Obama Administration does something right:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced sweeping new guidelines for women's health care which will change everything from distribution of birth control pills to administration of breast exams — and will mean insured women will no longer pay anything out of their own pocket.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2012, all private insurance plans will be required to cover women's preventive services without a co-pay or deductible. The move is intended to help women have the chance to stop health problems before they start.

Expect a cry from social conservatives (despite the fact that free and more effective birth control leads to fewer abortions).