Skip to comments.Free contraception for women provision of Obama health care law starts today
Posted on 08/01/2012 4:49:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
(CBS News) Beginning today, up to 47 million women may be eligible to get free access to preventive health care services as that provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act goes into effect.
Under the new provision that goes into effect August 1, 2012, women will be eligible to receive the following eight services without paying a co-pay: Well-woman visits, Contraception and contraceptive counseling, Gestational diabetes screening, HPV DNA testing, Annual sexually transmitted infections (STI) counseling, HIV screening and counseling, Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling, and Interpersonal and domestic violence screening and counseling.
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These services have always been available, through your local county health department. This might be in conjunction with Planned Parenthood too, not sure, but I know that anyone has been able to get BCP’s or whatever, even back in the late 70’s when I was in nursing school. We did time at the local health department as student nurses, did clinicals there again in the early 90’s when I was working on my BSN, and I am pretty sure all this was available.
In fact, when we got married we had to get HIV counseling at the public health department. Free. We could have paid for it but doctors weren’t doing it, sent us to the health department.
This is a huge election year August Surprise. Keep paying your taxes, folks, they are gonna need the money.
Nothing connected with medical services, Rx providing, x rays and lab tests is free. All are subsidized by employers and insureds paying premiums to the health insurance carrier or taxpayers if the non paying patient comes under some government plan. By not charging the woman patient a deductible or co pay, the cost is shifted to others in the plan or the premium payers. “Free” is what slimy politicians call robbing Peter to give Paul a non earned benefit.
I wonder if this is just a coincidence with why we received paperwork asking us for information to shop around for a new health insurance policy yesterday from my husband’s employer. Now they want us to submit health information online so they can “shop around”. SO ANNOYING!
As everyone has pointed out - *FREE* birth control has been available to those who wish to get it through county health services, or other family planning clinics. I’ll bet the BigPharma companies who make these types of medications are singing and dancing today. They can hike the profits as much as they want and not worry about losing their customer base any longer. I will never understand how liberals think that ANYTHING is *Free*, and that making something *Free* will REDUCE costs overall. It signifies a complete lack of intelligence, IMHO. As if these companies will forgo profits? ROFLMAO - wish I had BigPharma stock...
“OMG! Making well woman care more affordable for women is just plain wrong!! How can anyone support this? Take away my freedom to not be able to afford a mammogram or pap smear- how dare you!”
Posted on my wall on facebook by a good friend who is not very politically vocal except today? I want to post something but ..... sigh. Its sick!
Wait! This is actually a great thing!
ALL Planned Parenthood’s can now be shut down! There’s no need for any! YEA!!!
Tax Payer funded Murder.
Tax Payer funded Murder.
Often "celebrated" with blood sacrifices.
Walk up to a liberal chick (you won’t find many hot ones but some clean up OK) and say “OK baby — I am paying the piper, it is time to call the tune! Let’s put my contraception TO WORK!”
People should really push the point that SINGLE MALES (and Females) are now FORCED to pay to cover pregnancy and gynecologic services even if they do not opt for a “family” health-care plan. I hope someone makes note of how much health premiums go up for SINGLE insured plans after this implementation.
Perhaps make a comment on how her premiums will be going up, along with all of her SINGLE male co-workers? Mammograms and Pap Smears can be obtained through County health agencies, or family planning clinics, and have been “FREE” for a long time. As if this is going to make it more affordable overall?
In all fairness these things aren’t JUST about failing to remain a virgin... Not that I agree with forcing insurance companies into not being able to offer less expensive health care plans for those without increased health costs due to gender - it’s just that pretending this is all about failing to keep someone’s legs closed isn’t going to go very well if you are attempting to open someone’s eyes...
Particularly if it’s a slutty whore’s eyes you’re trying to open.
Oh, I forgot... Only slutty whores need regular pap smears and mammograms, right? There’s no need for those early Cancer detection tests, right??? Your ignorance is on full display here... Did you know that some teens actually need to take BCPs NOT for Birth Control, but to balance their hormones so one day they can become mothers, thereby allowing them to “be fruitful and multiply” within a solid marriage?
Again, I DON’T agree with this Unconstitutional BS, but there are much better ways to frame this argument without getting pulled into the BS minutiae that will cause your point to get completely lost on more people than those “slutty whores”.
The “slutty whores” comments probably come from guys that don’t get laid. And they wonder why.
If females fall for 0bama's black magic again, they ARE stupid.
back in the day, i had to buy my own stuff. as a teen and as an adult when married. i thought that was my responsibility.
nice to know that i have to support progressive whores and their pimps.
The 'U.S. Preventive Services Task Force' has ruled that prostate screening is a waste of money. Sorry guys! It's da womenz vote dat we needs and they'll do WHATEVER WE ORDER THEM TO DO just so long as we promise not to hurt their kids!
Preventive care. Pregnancy is obviously a disease that needs eradicating.
That is especially true if the person gets a subsidized health insurance.
But if not, what this REALLY is, is government forcing women to pay for treatment whether they need it or not.
Because suppose you had insurance, and the ONLY thing it covered was contraceptives. Now, you don’t have to “pay” for contraceptives. That means that the insurance company will charge you a yearly fee equal to the yearly cost for contraceptives. So, you essentially pay up front for the drugs, and then you go pick them up monthly, and then the insurance company takes the money you paid and distributes it. Well they collect extra for overhead.
Before, since you had a co-pay, they reasonably would expect that only a percentage of women would use the service, plus those using the service would be paying a percentage based on how much they use the service. If it’s free, they have to assume everybody will use it, and since nobody pays anything it all has to come from the premiums.
It is why insurance companies will sometimes provide free annual checkups. They aren’t free, the cost is built into your premium. THe idea is they FORCE you to pay for an annual physical, and since you are paying, you’ll feel compelled to actually DO the physical, which will save the insurance company money.
But the Obama administration has the media helping sell this lie that people are being given free stuff, rather than the truth that they are being forced to pay for things they never wanted.
Men can’t get free condoms?
What does Barack have against the AIDS ridden homosexual community?
I guess we are going to find out in November if Obama and the Democrats have pushed so hard and fast to ram their agenda down the throats of Americans that they have finally over estimated the stupidity of at least 51% of the American people