New Rules May Extend Access To Birth Control
August 4, 2011 12:08:00 pm
Julie Rovner, NPR Health Policy Correspondent
Helen Alvare, associate professor of law, George Mason University
Dr. Linda Rosenstock, chair, Preventive Services for Women Committee at the Institute of Medicine
The Obama administration has announced that birth control and other services like HIV screening and domestic violence counseling be treated as preventive medicine. When the rules take effect in August 2012, women with health insurance will no longer have to pay co-pays and deductibles for most contraceptives.