Friday, January 20, 2012

Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage Coming to America, Finally

It's been a long time coming and doesn't help all the women who are without health insurance, but it's progress (if, in fact, it actually happens):

Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that most employers will be required to cover contraception in their health plans, along with other preventive services, with no cost-sharing such as co-pays or deductibles. This means that after years of trying to get birth control covered to the same extent that health plans cover Viagra, our country will finally have nearly universal coverage of contraception.

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