Great News of the Day. As per new recommendations by the Dept of Health and Human Services, birth control, as well as other methods of contraception like voluntary sterilization, will be covered by health insurance plans as preventative care. All plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 will include this and the new requirements will go into full effect in January of 2013. Katie Rogers at WaPo is absolutely right to call this a “historic development in the debate over women’s health care.” It’s pretty monumental. (CBS News photo).
Read the Washington Post story.