Skip to comments.Free birth control is emerging standard for women
Posted on 07/04/2014 2:31:09 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction.
Recent data from the IMS Institute document a sharp change during 2013. The share of privately insured women who got their birth control pills without a copayment jumped to 56 percent, from 14 percent in 2012. The law's requirement that most health plans cover birth control as prevention, at no additional cost to women, took full effect in 2013.
The average annual saving for women was $269. "It's a big number," said institute director Michael Kleinrock.
The core of Obama's law taxpayer-subsidized coverage for the uninsured benefits a relatively small share of Americans. But free preventive care from flu shots to colonoscopies is a dividend of sorts for the majority with employer coverage.
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for what it’s worth, my company health plan doesn’t cover male sexual drugs such as Viagra. The liberals constantly say how health plans cover Viagra without question, but don’t cover female birth control. Not true, but the media is blaring this falsehood far and wide.
The gov’t media complex never lets the truth get in the way of their agenda.
I wonder how long before it’s not only free but mandatory?
“FREE” birth control is the emerging standard?
Nothing is “FREE”, somebody somewhere is paying for it.
Just got to love these misleading or false news stories. If birth control is covered and subsidized by a health plan, then it is covered and paid for by the plan and those who contribute premiums to the plan. It is not “FREE”.
People are paying $20,000 a year for insurance
with $8000 in copay and they GET NOTHING. NOTHING.
Heads should role for the destruction of American medicine
by Nancy Pelosi and her fraud on the Throne.
Regarding mandatory birth control, many of us will get banned for saying who we might want to use birth control and not reproduce.
Shhhh! Too many Democratic voters might actually start learning the true meaning of the term “free”.
Actually, a lot of girls go on birth control to control hormone swings.
Slutty girls don’t bother.
While they’re at it, I want “free” chocolate ice cream to become the new standard for me. It’s simply not “fair” otherwise.
Doesn't ANYONE study economics anymore? Birth control was available for under $10 a month when women were paying for their own birth control. The marketplace determined cost. With insurance paying for it, there's no incentive for cost cutting and thus prices will increase. Women will end up paying almost as much, perhaps even more, for copayments when "it's covered".
Besides that, the insurance company will decide what their choices are. And there's no longer any incentive for companies to develop new options.
Everybody loses....except for the insurers and the pharmaceutical companies.
If a company want to — that’s their business.
If the government wants to tell a company to do it — NO company should have to comply.
Free to whom?
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Birth Control is not far behind.
Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception
Equal protection under the law for all citizens.
Not equal stuff for all citizens.
And today we have an all-powerful state, free stuff for everyone, and sweetheart deals for the people who are more special.
Where’s their partner? Where’s their mother? Hoosier daddy? What’s YOUR responsibility?
HEY...HEY HO HO FREE BIRTH CONTROL HAS GOT TO GO HEY HEY HO HO
Mussolini argued with his Communist father.
Mussolini didn’t think that all businesses should be seized. Just the bad businesses that were working against the people’s interests.
He called his idea “fascism”.
And, if we need children to replace the ones our own women aren’t having, the regime can always import more from Central America.
You got it right. Nothing is free. Somebody pays.
“The average annual saving for women was $269. “It’s a big number,” said institute director Michael Kleinrock.”
I was under the impression that the pill cost about $10 a month without insurance. How does that work out to $269 per year?
Free? Uh, no. Nothing is free. Somebody is paying for it.
Nothing is free.
I think health insurance is a priviledge that a company will provide....they can make what ever policies they choose as far as I'm concerned, but don't irk the females off by allowing viagra, etc and not allowing birth control....
E D medications are used to treat a condition where something is not functioning normally. On the other hand, contraceptives are used to interfere with the normal functioning of the body.
I agree with you. ED meds are not any more necessary than birth control. either both are considered, or neither.
and there are plenty of people who should have birth control pumped into their water supply.
” The average annual saving for women was $269. “It’s a big number,” said institute director Michael Kleinrock.”
Another retard who flunked econ 101. Who does he think is paying the $269? Oh, the corporations. Where are the corporations getting their money?
In memory of Heinlein
Not mentioned: The average annual additional cost for insurance that covers birth control with no copayment.
Once the government can get its anti-child policy in place, believe me, nobody on FR is going to be allowed to have children.
Behind the birth control agenda is a population control agenda, and behind the population control agenda is a total control agenda.
But all these fools just think the government is paying for their free sex.
It's like sex-"reassignment" surgery. It has nothing to do with the real purpose of medicine, which is to heal people, not to maim them.
Like P.J. O’Rourke said (tagline)
If they do that, they have an incompetent doctor who won't take the time or is too ignorant to look into the etiology of the underlying problem. Masking symptoms means you don't find out about the tumor or the PCOS or the endocrine disruption until you're very seriously messed up.
It’s probably occurred to you that they got pregnant because they wanted to. In such case, contraceptives are not the solution.
Mandatory BC, I think, is what Livius was warning about.
We get further and further away from taking responsibility for one’s actions.
How do you figure?
Well, yes, exactly. Even some crypto-Sangerite FReepers would support that. It’s not just liberals, eco-fascists and Chinese Communists anymore.
Then we need to get Viagra reclassified as a "Female experience enhancement" drug...
In other, unrelated news, the death rate of whites now exceeds their birth rate.
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