hooray for reproductive health!
This is great news (via Ms.):
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced they would accept the Institute of Medicine’s proposed guidelines, ensuring women receive vital preventative health care at no extra cost. The decision will require health insurance plans to fully cover key services such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening and–most importantly– contraception.
My previous thoughts on the topic here. Women of any income level will now be able to take control of their own reproductive health in the most fundamental way, and that’s good for women, men, children, and the whole damn country.