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Free birth control is emerging standard for women
Newsday ^ | 7-4-2014

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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I am my sister's keeper. My slutty sister who has a job and money.
1 posted on 07/04/2014 2:31:09 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 2:32:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The gov’t media complex never lets the truth get in the way of their agenda.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 2:35:14 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Citizen Zed

I wonder how long before it’s not only free but mandatory?


4 posted on 07/04/2014 2:36:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: Citizen Zed

“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”.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 2:36:31 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 2:37:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: livius

Regarding mandatory birth control, many of us will get banned for saying who we might want to use birth control and not reproduce.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 2:37:48 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Shhhh! Too many Democratic voters might actually start learning the true meaning of the term “free”.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 2:39:25 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Citizen Zed
i still say Norplant all of them at puberty till they are married or at least have a real job that can support themselves and their kids
9 posted on 07/04/2014 2:41:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Citizen Zed

Actually, a lot of girls go on birth control to control hormone swings.

Slutty girls don’t bother.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 2:42:30 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Citizen Zed

While they’re at it, I want “free” chocolate ice cream to become the new standard for me. It’s simply not “fair” otherwise.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 2:42:31 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Citizen Zed
the average annual savings was $269

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.

12 posted on 07/04/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT by grania
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Free to whom?

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Birth Control is not far behind.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 2:44:16 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: Citizen Zed

Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174342/posts


15 posted on 07/04/2014 2:44:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: livius
As a former supervisor who wearied of watching one female employee after another get pregnant and drop their workload on somebody else's lap -- I could almost get behind the idea.
16 posted on 07/04/2014 2:44:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Yup. It's the essence of what the Constitution tried to establish:

Limited government.
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.

17 posted on 07/04/2014 2:45:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Citizen Zed

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


18 posted on 07/04/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Citizen Zed

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”.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 2:51:30 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Citizen Zed

And, if we need children to replace the ones our own women aren’t having, the regime can always import more from Central America.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 2:53:23 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You got it right. Nothing is free. Somebody pays.


21 posted on 07/04/2014 2:55:05 PM PDT by Essie
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To: Citizen Zed

“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?


22 posted on 07/04/2014 3:11:30 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Citizen Zed

Free? Uh, no. Nothing is free. Somebody is paying for it.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Nothing is free.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 3:31:48 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
for a time though, birth control was not considered medically needed and I remember precisely that viagra and that other crap was....

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....

25 posted on 07/04/2014 3:31:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

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.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 3:39:18 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: cherry

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.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 3:45:30 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Good Grief.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Uh, nope.


28 posted on 07/04/2014 3:49:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Citizen Zed

” 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?


29 posted on 07/04/2014 4:03:43 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Citizen Zed

TANSTAFBC

In memory of Heinlein


30 posted on 07/04/2014 4:07:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Citizen Zed
It is a new Marxist principle:
From each according to his ability to each according to her nymphomania!
31 posted on 07/04/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Citizen Zed
The average annual saving for women was $269. "It's a big number," said institute director Michael Kleinrock.

Not mentioned: The average annual additional cost for insurance that covers birth control with no copayment.

32 posted on 07/04/2014 4:11:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; BenLurkin

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.


33 posted on 07/04/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Viagra is legitimately related to healthcare, in that it is supposed to restore healthy natural function. That's what we mean by "health."p> Contraceptives have no legitimate relationship to healthcare, because they do the opposite: they impair, disable or destroy healthy natural function.

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.

34 posted on 07/04/2014 4:40:19 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Like P.J. O’Rourke said (tagline)


35 posted on 07/04/2014 4:42:05 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Think healthcare was expensive before? Wait till you see how much it costs when it's "free".)
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To: AppyPappy
"Actually, a lot of girls go on birth control to control hormone swings."

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.

36 posted on 07/04/2014 4:46:46 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Think healthcare was expensive before? Wait till you see how much it costs when it's "free".)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s probably occurred to you that they got pregnant because they wanted to. In such case, contraceptives are not the solution.


37 posted on 07/04/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Think healthcare was expensive before? Wait till you see how much it costs when it's "free".)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; livius

Mandatory BC, I think, is what Livius was warning about.


38 posted on 07/04/2014 5:12:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Citizen Zed

We get further and further away from taking responsibility for one’s actions.


39 posted on 07/04/2014 5:47:27 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: ronniesgal
ED meds are not any more necessary than birth control. either both are considered, or neither.

How do you figure?

40 posted on 07/04/2014 6:16:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, yes, exactly. Even some crypto-Sangerite FReepers would support that. It’s not just liberals, eco-fascists and Chinese Communists anymore.


41 posted on 07/04/2014 6:44:57 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Think healthcare was expensive before? Wait till you see how much it costs when it's "free".)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
for what it’s worth, my company health plan doesn’t cover male sexual drugs such as Viagra.

Then we need to get Viagra reclassified as a "Female experience enhancement" drug...

42 posted on 07/05/2014 2:35:27 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Argus

In other, unrelated news, the death rate of whites now exceeds their birth rate.


43 posted on 07/05/2014 4:10:52 AM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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