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    Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday.
    The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last summer, despite the deluge of complaints from religious groups and congressional Republicans that has poured in since then. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are exempt from the requirement, but religious-affiliated hospitals and universities only get a one-year delay and must comply by Aug. 1, 2013.

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    Okay, I'm gonna ignore the religious angle on this because frankly, it's not important here. Two things are:

    1. The "cost" of BC is going to skyrocket. You, the end purchaser won't see this, because it's "free". But your insurance company will. Producers of the BC know that they can raise the prices and it MUST BE PAID FOR, cost controls jsut **** the bed. GJ Obama and Co.

    2. Why stop at BC, hell why not dictate all treatments are co-pay free, why just BC? That's so sexist and unfair.
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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Should I not be able to get free condoms?

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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Should I not be able to get free condoms?

    you might be able to get Viagra for free

    Which would make the birth control rather important
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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Should I not be able to get free condoms?
    Can you not afford condoms?
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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Okay, I'm gonna ignore the religious angle on this because frankly, it's not important here. Two things are:

    1. The "cost" of BC is going to skyrocket. You, the end purchaser won't see this, because it's "free". But your insurance company will. Producers of the BC know that they can raise the prices and it MUST BE PAID FOR, cost controls jsut **** the bed. GJ Obama and Co.

    2. Why stop at BC, hell why not dictate all treatments are co-pay free, why just BC? That's so sexist and unfair.

    1. How many birth control can a woman use each month, seriously? IUD will last for 5 years. And if the costs is what prevent some women from using them, then paying for them will more than pay for itself in terms of preventing unwanted pregnancies, abortion, and birth and adoption.

    2. It is sexist, they should make condoms available too, it's useful to both men and women and prevent STD.
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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    2. It is sexist, they should make condoms available too, it's useful to both men and women and prevent STD.
    Most family planning clinics give out free condoms.

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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Okay, I'm gonna ignore the religious angle on this because frankly, it's not important here. Two things are:

    1. The "cost" of BC is going to skyrocket. You, the end purchaser won't see this, because it's "free". But your insurance company will. Producers of the BC know that they can raise the prices and it MUST BE PAID FOR, cost controls jsut **** the bed. GJ Obama and Co.

    2. Why stop at BC, hell why not dictate all treatments are co-pay free, why just BC? That's so sexist and unfair.
    Great. More orders issued by our rulers.

    I know it's a crazy idea, but I think that the copay should be agreed upon by the sellers and buyers of insurance. Why in God's name does the federal government need to dictate the terms of insurance contracts?

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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Can you not afford condoms?
    As much as most with health care can afford B.C.

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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Most family planning clinics give out free condoms.
    Available to both men and women.

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    Re: Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays

    All this does is spread co-pays between those who need the B.C. and those who do not. The cost of the insurance is going to go up for all.

    How does it not make sense that those who utilize their health care more than others pays a higher percentage of the costs? Is this not the idea concerning charging smokers more than non smokers?

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