This will be certainly be discussed elsewhere, but I couldn’t let the morning pass without acknowledging that it’s a big day in women’s health. As of today, many private insurance companies will begin providing contraceptives and other reproductive health services, including well-woman visits, without co-pay. Katherine Harmon has written a terrific Observations blog entry on the news – which comes thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act – and why it’s important.
I feel like running to my Walgreens and celebrating!
Previously: A look at the federal mandate to cover contraceptives, Government advisors call for free contraception for women, Another birth control revolution? New health law could provide free contraceptives to women and Women’s health groups launch campaign for no-cost prescription birth control