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Birth Control Health Care

Most of Obama's 'Controversial' Birth Control Rule Has Been Law For A Decade

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to require most employers to cover birth control and insurers to offer it at no cost has created a firestorm of cont...

Why Birth Control With No Co-Pay Will Help African-American Women

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

For many African-American women, cost often determines whether we can choose and maintain the most appropriate method of birth control, especially during hard times. The new federal ruling has the potential to change that.

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.

Laura Bassett

Free Birth Control Religious Exemption Coverage Sparks Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued official guidelines Monday that will force nearly all health insurance plans to fully cover the cost of ...

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 ...

Birth Control? Really? (Yes, Really!)

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women
Ellen R. Shaffer

Today the Institute of Medicine reported what most breathing humans know more or less reflexively: That contraception is a preventive health care service. Why is this even a question? And why must we answer it now?

Health Care Overhaul May Lead To Free Birth Control

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thank...

Planned Parenthood Pushing For Free Birth Control Coverage Under Health Care Law

Politico | Sarah Kliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As health reform regulations begin to take shape, Planned Parenthood has begun a quiet campaign to ensure that birth control is counted among the free...

Colorado Legislature Introduces Bill To Force Health Care Providers To Cover Birth Control

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A proposed state bill that would require Colorado insurance companies to cover maternity care has a new addition: The bill would also require insuranc...