This week, DFL legislators introduced a bill called the “Contraceptive Equity Act,” which would require Minnesota health plans to provide prescription drug coverage to cover contraception without charging a co-pay.
The truth: Insurance companies operating in Minnesota are required by law to cover at least 28 separate benefits, eight types of patients and 13 different health care professions. That’s the sixth highest number of mandates in the country.
With millions of Americans under water on their mortgages and unemployment still over eight percent, the debate over birth control suddenly had become the hot button issue of the presidential campaign.
The Obama Administration’s decision to force all employers to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, including religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities, is creating incredible controversy.
Regions Hospital in St. Paul announced their plan to cease providing abortion care services starting Dec. 9.
More evidence is linking newer birth control pills to a higher risk of serious blood clots.In Health Watch, a new study by Isaeli researchers focused on pills like Yaz and Yasmin.
The Bayer Corporation makes “Yaz,” and the company has not only marketed the drug as birth control, but also as a drug that helps with acne and mood swings.
Due to federal budget cuts, six Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota are closing their doors.
Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.