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Employers have had to provide birth control coverage since 2000

(Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons) Did you know that, by federal rule which has been upheld in the courts, employers and insurers have had to provide birth control as part of preventive care for women? And that that's been the case since 2000, throughout the Bush administration? Lost in the firestorm the far-right has started, and that the traditional media can't resist blowing up, is the fact that coverage of prescription contraception is remarkably run-of-the mill and has been controversy-free for over a decade.
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Employer birth-control 'exemptions' are a phony issue

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

Already covered. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons) Fake. Controversy. Twenty-eight states already require organizations that offer prescription insurance to cover contraception and since 98 percent of Catholic women use birth control, ma... Read Post

Institute of Medicine recommends Affordable Care Act cover free birth control

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

(Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons) This could be very good news: Health insurers should pay for a range of services for women at no cost, including birth control, counseling on sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS screening, the influe... Read Post

Who is and isn't covered by the new birth control rules

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

(Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons) A few critical stories have been lost in the firestorm over the birth control rule the Obama administration is implementing as part of the Affordable Care Act. For example, the fact that all employers ha... Read Post


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