I can't even get fluoride tablets for my kids without paying a copay. Of course, I'm guessing the government would say their plan will address that problem as well, by phasing out kids who need fluoride in the first place.
A few details from AP:
Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.
The requirement is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women's preventive care under President Barack Obama's health care law. Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual "well-woman" physical, screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy, counseling on domestic violence, and other services.
"These historic guidelines are based on science and existing (medical) literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
FYI: Babies are not a disease that needs to be prevented. But I guess that's a battle I'm not going to win today.
Wait there's more:
Preventing unwanted pregnancies is only one goal of the new requirement. Contraception can help make a woman's next pregnancy healthier by spacing births far enough apart, generally 18 months to two years. Research links closely spaced births to a risk of such problems as prematurity, low birth weight, even autism. Research has shown that even modest copays for medical care can discourage use.
Really? Are they actually trying to make us think that this has anything to do with preventing autism or low birth weight by helping people space births far apart. This is about stopping births, as many as possible, until we, like much of Europe, are at negative population growth. And you and I get to pay for the privilege.