This is kind of cool!

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Registered: 02-12-2008
This is kind of cool!
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 9:32am

Since birth control is the most common drug prescribed to women, health plans should make sure it's readily available, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "Not doing it would be like not covering flu shots," she said.

Officials said the women's prevention package will be available Jan. 1, 2013, in most cases, resulting in a slight overall increase in premiums. Tens of millions of women are expected to benefit initially, a number that is likely to grow with time. At first, some plans may be exempt due to an arcane provision of the health care law known as the "grandfather" clause. But those plans could face pressure from their members to include the new coverage.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A half-century after the advent of the pill, the Obama administration on Monday ushered in a change in women's health care potentially as transformative: coverage of birth control as prevention, with no copays.

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Registered: 05-11-2008
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 9:59am

Thanks for posting! I wish there was a "like"

 

 

 

~Jenn~

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 1:06am
Neat!
And Jenn, there are so many times when I read a post here and go "Where's the 'LIKE' button? Oh yeah... there IS none...." LOL
- Caroline

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