The Obama Administration is looking to force health insurance companies to eliminate any co-pays for birth control, citing that such be considered as preventative care. This new mandate will cover a wide range of services, including breast pumps, birth control pills and devices, as well as counseling. Barack Obama had been forced to compromise such back during the ObamaCare debate in Congress to get enough votes for its passage. Kathleen Sebelius of Health and Human Services said ″Not doing it would be like not covering flu shots.″ Linda Rosenstock of the Institute of Medicine, which advises the federal government connects birth control as preventative medicine to stop unintended pregnancies, which she concludes will impact the psychological, emotional and physical health of women.
So here we are, Obama changing the rules after the fact. Why bother reading the 2,700 page health care bill before you vote on it when it will be modified later? Provisions for not funding birth control were made during the political wrangling as Obama needed support from some of the Blue Dog Democrats. Most of whom were voted out in November, 2010.
Of course, we all know that all one really needs for birth control is a single aspirin tablet. A woman simply needs to hold the aspirin as firmly as possible with her knees and she won′t get pregnant. I wonder if ObamaCare will mandate that health insurers pay for that method as well without any co-pay?
That Barack Obama is going back on a promise is nothing new. That the Obama administration is finding some way to sneak birth control, eventually meaning abortion, into being funded by ObamaCare is not unexpected. With all of the egg-head Progressive-Liberal-Socialists now running amok in Health and Human Services, or the likes of Linda Rosenstock of the Institute of Medicine, calling birth control preventative medicine was obvious. Mandating that health insurance companies cover services like breast pumps and counseling is yet another sign that Obama is trying to placate his radical Left base as reelection season draws near.