The Obama government has issued health care law commanding insurers must include on their list of services. In the future, the law might also cover the free birth control that includes the popular “morning after pill.”
Tuesday, this week, a nonpartisan Institute of Medicine panel suggested contraception and other services associated with Women’s Health should be considered as preventive, therefore, should also be covered with insurance companies without additional fees. Cervical cancer screening and testing diabetes while pregnant were also included in the suggestion.
Under President Obama’s 2009 health care overhaul law, insurers required to provide standard, preventative care for consumers with no added cost. Although, HHS has already summarized most of the qualifying services, women’s health recommendations regarded as highly sensitive that the independent, nonpartisan institute assigned a task of looking after the issue and to report its findings from time to time.
Panel members did not consider the cost when they identified the services to be considered as necessary for women’s health and well-being.
By the start of August, everyone could expect which pills approved.
However, the recommendation might still be at risk. Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of family planning and abortion services, supports the recommendation, but antiabortion groups opposed to it.
Family Research Council believes that if the morning-after pill included as part of the insurance guidelines. It could lead to mandating the coverage of abortion.
Jeanne Monahan, the director of the councils Center for Human Dignity, says If HHS did include all these mandates, and then the millions of Americans are going to be dishonored. HHS should not include controversial services just to placate the abortion industry, but the items and services, which can prevent diseases.
Aside from the birth control pills, there are other services, recommended by the panel for coverage add in counseling on sexually transmitted infections; screening for HIV; equipment and counseling, to promote breast-feeding; screening for domestic violence; and yearly preventative care check-ups for women.
Dr Belinda Rosenstok believes that the panel suggested routine HIV testing as a lot of women did not know that they already have the disease.
Dr. Rosenstock say it does not mean the woman involved in risky behavior. The possibility of their partner involved in such risky behavior should also be considered.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski says the world is saying goodbye to an era that being a woman is already a condition.