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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:20 PM

No more co-pays for birth control

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Cecconi had discovered the latest provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- that requires insurers to cover a broad range of women's preventive health care without co-pays or deductibles. The rule, which formally took effect in August but is phasing in gradually, is another example of the law's sweeping effort to move American medicine in the direction of more preventive care.

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Many doctors and clinic administrators expect it to raise the number of women who use birth control, expand the reach of preventive services and reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.

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A study released last month by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that women who were given access to free birth control chose more reliable methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or under-the-skin hormone implants.

In addition to prescription birth control, the new rule removes co-pays for annual Pap smears, testing for the human papilloma virus, breast feeding supplies, domestic-violence counseling and other services. Women who have health insurance but low discretionary income will benefit the most from this provision.

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http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/179760281.html

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:31 PM

1. In other words...poor people will have same opportunities to have smaller more affluent

families as rich people. Oh the horror!

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Response to 11.11 time prompt. (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:25 PM

5. You are obviously talking about the "Quiverfull" movement n/t

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:26 PM

6. Is that a Shaker 'gasm?

 

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Response to 11.11 time prompt. (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. please take your ignorant assholery back to whatever slimy, disgusting hole you climbed out of.

thank you, goodbye and go fuck yourself,, wingnut troll.

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Response to 11.11 time prompt. (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:33 PM

8. Who made you the expert on such issues? Why do you even concern yourself with anybody's

sex life? Unless, perhaps, to make up for some, er, deficiencies of a "certain" kind...

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:31 PM

2. This is wonderful.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:15 PM

3. It isn't just good for individuals, it's in the best interest of the nation

I think we need to acknowledge that legislation like this is not just aimed at helping individuals (in this case, giving women and their families control over their reproductive lives), but is aimed at the common good as well.

The fewer unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, the more stable families can become, with less need for government assistance, fewer health problems to add to the system, better education outlooks for our communities. It improves our society in many ways. Population/birth control is both an individual and societal concern.

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