New Mandate On Birth Control By Obama Administration

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As someone who currently doesn’t have health insurance (for the first time in my life), and who just spent 60 bucks on their birth control – I am so pleased about a new regulation being put forth by the Obama administration. They took a major step forward in women’s health by declaring that health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays. This is great news to me, because while I don’t currently have health insurance, the goal is to eventually get some. By that time, I plan to be so bitter about having to pay so much to not have a kid, or painful cramps, or the right to know on what day I would start having this horrid event that I would probably throw a major fit about the $15.00 it costs with my insurance. Look guys, you don’t want me having a kid: the world does not need a mini version of me with no self awareness or manners.

More than 90 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed in 2009, according the market analysis firm INS Health. Research has shown that even modest copays for medical care can discourage use, which leads to unwanted pregnancies. But the pill isn’t just …

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