Some employer groups, along with women's health advocates, are pushing for the inclusion of contraception in the list of free preventive services covered by new health plans under the health reform law. They say the move not only could help reduce out-of-pocket costs but also promote more reliable contraceptives and reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. However, critics say the government shouldn't categorize contraception as preventive medicine. "Preventive care should be about preventing disease," one critic said.
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