Say Goodbye to Your Birth Control Co-Pay!


Yes ladies, It is finally time to say goodbye to your birth control co-pays! Starting today in 2012, health insurance companies can no longer charge women for preventative health benefits, which includes birth control and the morning-after pill. When the attack on women has been so severe, it is refreshing to see some positive legislation that actually helps women. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement:

“These historic guidelines are based on science and existing literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need.”

Read more at MSNBC

About Claire

I grew up in both the Netherlands and the US. When I moved to America at age 10 I was confronted with conflicting social constructs of gender and class. As a student of the social and cognitive sciences, I gained a greater understanding of how human decision-making can lead to unintended system-wide consequences in the interdependent world we live in, especially when you throw stereotyping into the mix. Having struggled as both a poor and female American citizen, I am quite aware of what it means to blame a victim for their circumstances. I feel that I have a voice, and responsibility, to stand up for those who are currently silent.

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