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Originally posted by wiandiii
The article states birth control will be added to the list of preventative health services to women under obamacare. It does give an opt out for religious reasons. A report by the U.S. Institute of Medicine completed a month ago wants all forms of birth control covered, including the morning after pill.
EDIT: Maybe this has something to do with pressure to defund planned parenthood? With that money leaving from the birth control pool, maybe big pharma wants it replaced from somewhere else. And of course there's always the old stand by reason of population control, me and my roomie were talking about this and wondering if this will lead to free sterilizations as well
Studies have shown that women of reproductive age spend about two-thirds more than men on out-of-pocket health-care costs. Birth control and reproductive health-care services are believed to account for much of the difference.
While many health insurers are guaranteeing free or low-cost romps to men, they are by and large denying most women the contraceptive coverage that is a fundamental health care necessity for 20 - 30 years of their adult lives (the alternative being, on average, a potential 8 - 15 pregnancies in a woman’s lifetime). According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, 33 million American women are in need of contraceptive services and supplies, yet most women using birth control pay for it themselves.
Originally posted by tkwasny
I can't seem to find it in the constitution where birth control is the responsibility of the federal government. Maybe a power delegated to the states, but it's not for the feds to get involved.
Originally posted by spyder550
You would think the anti-choice people would be for birth control being easily available -- they aren't -- what could their motivation possible be??
Originally posted by micmerci
14 trillion in debt and our government gives yet more handouts. Great! Just load that on top of the heaping pile already on the backs of taxpayers.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by dolphinfan
But there was this:
$12.00 for a sanitary pad.
$350.00 for one injection. For all I know, they bill private insurance companies at the same rate. But anybody can see this is thievery. Especially for the sanitary pad.