Right now the Administration's department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is drafting legislation that could designate birth control as a preventative health service and allow women to get prescriptions for birth control without a copay!! This preventative measure is part of the new health care bill passed by congress. If birth control isn't a preventative service, I don't know what is. Apparently, there is some doubt, so sign the petition to HHS to help them "decide" that yes, birth control is a preventative health measure.
From Naral Pro-Choice America:
The new health-care system holds the promise of no-cost birth control for millions of women – saving you or a woman you know thousands of dollars, as well as improving access to birth control.
Improving women's access to birth control is one of the best ways to help prevent unintended pregnancy and thus reduce the need for abortion. No-cost birth control is especially important for women who can't afford copayments or other insurance charges, and it holds the possibility of helping millions of women across the country.
Use Naral Pro-Choice America's Facebook application to find out how much you could save, and then sign our petition to HHS to make no-cost birth control a reality.
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Birth control with no co-pay is now the law of the land for NEW insurance policies. Thanks to thousands of people who signed the petition and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Not only does it cover birth control, but yearly wellness visits, breastfeeding equipment, HPV, STI's and HIV.