Birth Control Made Free By The Obama Administration

Posted on 01 August 2011 by admin

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – President Obama and the Obama administration have freed birth control and other contraception for anyone in the U.S. with private health insurance.

Those with private health insurance are no longer going to have to shell out a co-pay the next time they go to purchase contraception such as birth control.

Last year, President Obama passed a major health overhaul, and part of it was to add new drugs to the list of preventive medicines.

This list contains medicines where there would be no charge in terms of a co-pay to acquire the medicine.

The biggest addition was contraception, any contraception approved by the FDA.

This led to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcing co-pays for birth control going away for good.

Effective August 1, 2012, private health insurance companies are no longer going to be able to charge for the contraception.

These co-pays, up to now, ranged from $10 to $30 for many Americans on a monthly-basis.

The major question mark still is whether or not this will cover condoms, as they is believed to be cleared up in the months ahead.

Drugs beyond regular birth control will be covered, including the morning after pill, Plan B.

Other additions included as part of the health overhaul include free testing to screen for the human papillomavirus (HPV), known as a major cause of cervical cancer, for women over 30.


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