An advisory panel at the Institute of Medicine recommended this week that all insurers be “required to cover contraceptives for women free of charge” as part of the new healthcare law.
Not surprisingly, Obama administration officials said they were likely to accept the panel’s recommendations.
Bread and circuses for everyone, right?
That’s right America, you will be providing the tools for Jane to get her “freak on” without her having to pay a dime to avoid the natural consequences of her actions.
I have no personal issue with people’s use of contraceptives. However, I do have a problem with the government mandating that insurers provide them free of charge.
And my favorite quote from this whole mess comes from the chair of the panel, Dr. Linda Rosenstock:
“We did not consider cost or cost-effectiveness in our deliberations.”
It looks like we get another bait and switch from President Obama — mandating as “basic preventive care” something that is medically unnecessary.