At my previous job after I had my baby, I got an IUD good for 5 years because I knew I didn't want another baby for atleast 5 more years and it's extremely convenient. It was prior to Obamacare and my insurance at the time covered it in full. Then recently after the 5 years was over and Obamacare was inforce, I learned my insurance at my new job did not cover the IUD or to have it removed. They were grandfathered into a clause that exempts them from the contraceptive mandate. So I shopped around to many doctors and clinics and the cheapest one was over $1,000.00 up front for a new one. So I just paid out of pocket to have it removed and got on the insurance approved pill with a copay each month. Now to me, no rights per say have been taken away so much as I feel like my company is trying to make decisions for me. The actual insurance provider, Coventry, does provide IUD's with copays but my employer elected out of them. If I pay my insurance premiums each month, shouldn't I be able to have the available prescriptions or contraceptives I want that are provided from the insurance company not what my employer thinks or believes is best for me due to personal religious beliefs?
At the end it doesn't really matter, I am not going to find another job or not take one because they don't insure IUD's but it would be nice if they would. I mean how awkward would it be if I was at an interview and I asked if the company insured IUD's and they check the slut box before ushering me out to the nearest church to save my immoral soul?