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Birth Control Coverage

Laura Bassett

White House: Employers Must Disclose Objections To Covering Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

The White House on Thursday sent a message to companies that want to opt out of covering birth control, saying those employers are required to be tran...

My Employer Shamed Me for Using Birth Control

Jessica R. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Jessica R.

After the insurance company first denied me birth control, I made an appointment with the Human Resources director. I assumed it was a problem with the insurance company. Boy, was I wrong. The director told me that birth control is something the university should never be expected to cover, and that I should be more responsible for my reproduction and "proud" of my child.

Laura Bassett

Arizona Bill Penalizes Birth Control Use For Non-Medical Reasons

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Arizona legislators have advanced an unprecedented bill that would require women who wish to have their contraception covered by their health insuranc...

No Birth Control? Better Start the Sex Savings Account

Heather Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Buchanan

If not birth control, what are the options? Do we wish to regress to the rhythm method? If men can't even remember their anniversaries, how are they supposed to keep their partner's monthly ovulation calendar in their mind?

Laura Bassett

Blunt Amendment Debate Recalls Memories Of Walmart Contraception Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

Proponents of Sen. Roy Blunt's (R-Mo.) amendment to the Senate transportation bill, which would override President Obama's contraception coverage rule...

Religious Groups Take Issue With Birth Control Provision In Health Care Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They defied the bishops to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now Catholic hospitals are dismayed the law may f...

Freedom, Fertility and Feminism: The Real Cost of the Pill

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.02.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

While we indeed have incredible control to suppress our fertility (while still expressing our sexuality) as we establish ourselves, we don't have control over when our reproductive systems time out.

Obama Administration: Health Insurers Must Cover Birth Control With No Copays

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a ...