Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

There are 20 comments on the Aug 1, 2011, NBC 17 story titled Insurers must cover birth control with no copays. In it, NBC 17 reports that:

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

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Since: Jan 10

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#1 Aug 1, 2011
"More than 90 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed in 2009, according the market analysis firm INS health. Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason."

If I have to subsidize birth control through increased premiums from my pocket, I want total hysterectomies done and/or norplants inserted.

We don't need anymore unplanned pregancies because some dummy forgets to take their paid in full with someone else's money birth control pills.

If a woman is so stupid that she can't remember to take a pill every day, that woman is certainly not qualified to be a parent. Hysterectomies and Norplants are much more effective means of birth control.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Aug 1, 2011
It should be mandatory that all liberals take the pill..........we don't need anymore loons.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#3 Aug 1, 2011
LLT1 wrote:
"More than 90 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed in 2009, according the market analysis firm INS health. Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason."
If I have to subsidize birth control through increased premiums from my pocket, I want total hysterectomies done and/or norplants inserted.
We don't need anymore unplanned pregancies because some dummy forgets to take their paid in full with someone else's money birth control pills.
If a woman is so stupid that she can't remember to take a pill every day, that woman is certainly not qualified to be a parent. Hysterectomies and Norplants are much more effective means of birth control.
Hysterectomies are a bit out of line - a woman who finally gets off welfare and becomes a taxpaying member of society can never bear children.

Norplant - I totally agree with - if a woman is on welfare, she should have this implant inserted, and as a taxpayer, I wouldn't mind footing THAT bill - far less than more children born into the welfare roles.

But the ACLU and many others will never allow this to happen, unfortunately.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#4 Aug 1, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
It should be mandatory that all liberals take the pill..........we don't need anymore loons.
Today is August 1rst, 2011, and you're still as irrelevant and idiotic, after 42,000 posts, as you have ever been.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Aug 1, 2011
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Hysterectomies are a bit out of line - a woman who finally gets off welfare and becomes a taxpaying member of society can never bear children.
Norplant - I totally agree with - if a woman is on welfare, she should have this implant inserted, and as a taxpayer, I wouldn't mind footing THAT bill - far less than more children born into the welfare roles.
But the ACLU and many others will never allow this to happen, unfortunately.
The ACLU only exist as a liberal whim. They have been instramental of removing almost anything remotely about religion to be remove........well unless until someone stands up to them.......then they run.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Aug 1, 2011
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Today is August 1rst, 2011, and you're still as irrelevant and idiotic, after 42,000 posts, as you have ever been.
Thank you..........for playing.
just saying

Tampa, FL

#8 Aug 1, 2011
Damn....

how much does it cost to keep your legs crossed.....

“Hell is coming to breakfast”

Since: Jul 11

Ashland

#9 Aug 1, 2011
Are we really complainig that poor women get free birth control? So what if tax money pays for it? It would be tax money that feeds the unplanned for kid. Did everybody get in an uproar over Medicare part D? That didn't prevent anything that would be burdensome to taxpayers. It only promised more dope to seniors at a cost to Uncle Sam. Gag at a gnat and swallow a horse...
Tired of the BS

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Aug 1, 2011
mrnobody2u wrote:
Are we really complainig that poor women get free birth control? So what if tax money pays for it? It would be tax money that feeds the unplanned for kid. Did everybody get in an uproar over Medicare part D? That didn't prevent anything that would be burdensome to taxpayers. It only promised more dope to seniors at a cost to Uncle Sam. Gag at a gnat and swallow a horse...
I don't think anyone would complain if the poor women would just take the B/c but hell they won't even take it when it is given free! And it is not just poor women that don't take it lets just say stupid people periord who don't practice safe sex!

As for fotting the bill I would not worry about it at all cause from what we have been hearing there is NO money in congress left!
Insurance companies for years have shammed US and most don't even pay when there is a emergency or supposedly coverage so I think you can not worry about the insurance companies who rip you off regardless!

Since: Feb 09

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#11 Aug 1, 2011
Why the special treatment for contraceptives? my insurance has a co pay for ALL Medications.My Mother in law has a co pay for her blood pressure medication.Is contraceptives for a 20 year old party girl more important then my Mother In Law blood pressure medication?
serfs up

Clermont, FL

#12 Aug 1, 2011
mrnobody2u wrote:
Are we really complainig that poor women get free birth control? So what if tax money pays for it? It would be tax money that feeds the unplanned for kid. Did everybody get in an uproar over Medicare part D? That didn't prevent anything that would be burdensome to taxpayers. It only promised more dope to seniors at a cost to Uncle Sam. Gag at a gnat and swallow a horse...
Getting old is what happens to us all. We may not like the costs, and frankly they can be brought down a good amount. Women getting pregnant is just a behavior issue. Since there is no shame anymore, it is accepted and the taxpayer keeps paying the feeding trough. The great society. To bad there was no real rule book. Gotta love it. We could have done much better. So many lives lost to bitterness and without hope. And poverty is still expanding.

Since: Mar 08

United States

#13 Aug 1, 2011
LLT1 wrote:
"More than 90 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed in 2009, according the market analysis firm INS health. Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason."
If I have to subsidize birth control through increased premiums from my pocket, I want total hysterectomies done and/or norplants inserted.
We don't need anymore unplanned pregancies because some dummy forgets to take their paid in full with someone else's money birth control pills.
If a woman is so stupid that she can't remember to take a pill every day, that woman is certainly not qualified to be a parent. Hysterectomies and Norplants are much more effective means of birth control.
But you favor the outlawing of abortion and criminal penality to the doctor - right?

Since: Jan 10

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#14 Aug 1, 2011
mrnobody2u wrote:
Are we really complainig that poor women get free birth control? So what if tax money pays for it? It would be tax money that feeds the unplanned for kid. Did everybody get in an uproar over Medicare part D? That didn't prevent anything that would be burdensome to taxpayers. It only promised more dope to seniors at a cost to Uncle Sam. Gag at a gnat and swallow a horse...
No one said anything about poor women and trying to interject the "poor" as being the crux of this topic or the only ones who will receive free birth control is irresponsible and inflammatory.
Sick of Stupid

Bettendorf, IA

#15 Aug 1, 2011
Yeah....
those stupid women, always getting pregnant. I bet if men had to carry babies, there would be NO accidental pregnancies.
But since men are in charge of everything, except carrying babies, It is only right that men set laws that tell women what to do so they do not let their inexcusable lack of integrity allow them to become pregnant accidentally and let that unwanted pregnancy put an unmanagable burden on our meticulesly maintained healthcare system.

The responsibility for all of this should remain squarely on the shoulders of women, because it has been proven over and over that men have absolutely no role in unwanted pregnancy.

Moving on, our healtcare set up absolutely sucks. Medical care is exponentally too expensive. Insurance companies, lawyers, and drug companies keep the prices artificially high so
that any person entering the medical system is systematically forced to make health decision based on what they can afford, or what their insurance will pay. It is a crooked, twisted, unregulated system that strips the humanity out of its patients, and leaves families pennyless and destitute while not actually saving the patient in the first place.

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#16 Aug 1, 2011
When Do We Discuss Truth wrote:
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But you favor the outlawing of abortion and criminal penality to the doctor - right?
Boy, that was a real leap on your part. NO I don't...

However, I do not favor abortion as a method of birth control.

I do favor proper usage of birth control pills, UIDs, Novarings and the plethora of other medications and devices available that are designed to prevent pregnancy. I just don't think I should have to subsidize anyone the purchase thereof - and that DOES include the cost of getting an abortion.

“Hell is coming to breakfast”

Since: Jul 11

Ashland

#17 Aug 1, 2011
LLT1 wrote:
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No one said anything about poor women and trying to interject the "poor" as being the crux of this topic or the only ones who will receive free birth control is irresponsible and inflammatory.
Fine. Include every women in the country, the question remains: why balk at this when this will serve to lessen unplanned pregnancies and, as a result, welfare. Gotta spend a little to make a little or, in this case, to save a little.

BTW, I only say poor as I suspect women of means don't need anyone to pay for their birth control. Hell, they probably don't have a great need for it. One thing for certain, they probably have health insurance or the means to pay for BC.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#19 Aug 1, 2011
Its not most women ..they take care of themselves...from Strapped Housewife's,Working women,and HOOKERS.....they cannot be bothered with a one night stand brat....its the dam KID
s who are having KIDS!....The little SLUTS will never listen to their moms,or any one else!...The Lil Bastards are like Hot Humping Wart Hogs......Pu-ting out these poor unfortunate babys.......along being Ready made herion users,often with AIDS!,this has been a problem for years now....KIDS HAVING KIDS!...every 9MOS!.....Over 50% 0f Americans population are BASTARDS!..soon to be like Somalia in many cities!
Moses Greenberg

Tampa, FL

#20 Aug 1, 2011
I think that circumcision should have a co-pay.

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#21 Aug 1, 2011
mrnobody2u wrote:
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why balk at this when this will serve to lessen unplanned pregnancies and, as a result, welfare.
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If only this were true. It might work if welfare benefits were limited. There are too many incentives for long term welfare recipients to have children than there are incentives for them to not have them. The more babies, the more benies'.

Since: Mar 08

United States

#22 Aug 1, 2011
LLT1 wrote:
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Boy, that was a real leap on your part. NO I don't...
However, I do not favor abortion as a method of birth control.
I do favor proper usage of birth control pills, UIDs, Novarings and the plethora of other medications and devices available that are designed to prevent pregnancy. I just don't think I should have to subsidize anyone the purchase thereof - and that DOES include the cost of getting an abortion.
So you do not favor abortion as birth control. Does that mean you really desire to outlaw it?

What about the male being involved in birth control? Or is it just these "stupid women" who get pregnant?

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