7/6/2010

Women's health advocates and some employer groups 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 and affordable contraceptives and reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. However, critics say the government should not treat fertility as a disease that needs to be cured. "Preventive care should be about preventing disease," one critic said.

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