Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Arizona Birth Control Bill Penalizes Women For Using Contraception For Non-Medical Reasons

What's the real problem here? Neither federal or state legislators should be dictating to insurance companies what they can and cannot cover.
Arizona legislators have advanced an unprecedented bill that would require women who wish to have their contraception covered by their health insurance plans to prove to their employers that they are taking it to treat medical conditions. The bill also makes it easier for Arizona employers to fire a woman for using birth control to prevent pregnancy despite the employer's moral objection. Under current law, health plans in Arizona that cover other prescription medications must also cover contraception.

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The Huffington Post