Free Contraceptives under ObamaCare? HHS Says Maybe

By:  Raven Clabough
07/21/2011
       
Free Contraceptives under ObamaCare? HHS Says Maybe

As if the healthcare law was not controversial enough, enter free contraceptives. The Institute of Medicine recommends that insurance companies provide free contraceptives to all women, and the Department of Health and Human Services appears to be receptive to the idea.

According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the suggestion is “historic” and she praised the Institute of Medicine for it.

The proposal already has the support of some lawmakers.

Rep. Lois Capps, (D-Calif.) said, “The request for the study actually came out of the healthcare legislation and I am pleased that the secretary has indicated that the department will implement it quickly.”

As if the healthcare law was not controversial enough, enter free contraceptives. The Institute of Medicine recommends that insurance companies provide free contraceptives to all women, and the Department of Health and Human Services appears to be receptive to the idea.

According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the suggestion is “historic” and she praised the Institute of Medicine for it.

The proposal already has the support of some lawmakers.

Rep. Lois Capps, (D-Calif.) said, “The request for the study actually came out of the healthcare legislation and I am pleased that the secretary has indicated that the department will implement it quickly.”

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Photo: Emergency Contraception (and possible abortifacient) known as Plan B is displayed at Planned Parenthood in Springfield, Ill.: AP Images
 

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