Reader comment on: Belladonna Rogers on ObamaCare's Free Pills
Submitted by ben (United States), Mar 6, 2012 20:56
There is no reason the assume that because preventive care hasn't been shown to lower costs, that contraception won't hold down costs. Last time I checked, a PET scans, doctor's visits and other preventative care are a bit more expensive than birth control. Other than both issues being related to healthcare, it is comparing apples and oranges.
Also, the most persuasive argument for mandating insurers cover contraception is that for many women contraception is often about their own health. Part of what made Rush's attacks on Fluke so ridiculous was that Fluke was making a point about the important of the birth control pill in dealing with a medical condition having nothing to do with pregnancy.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
But why then make the birth control treatment for PCOS free, while other medicine to treat PCOS requires a copayment?
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