Government gone wild

By now, I'm sure you've heard that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has decided to re-define women's health care yet again by mandating that by January 1, 2013, insurance providers give women a range of new "preventative services" free, no co-pay or deductible. These "preventative services" will include birth control - all FDA-approved birth control, including proven abortion-causing drugs like ella and Plan B. That's right; the Obama administration has just labeled pregnancy as a disease. According to a Consensus Report released by the IOM on July 19, "The IOM defines preventative health services as measures -- including medications, procedures, devices, tests, education and counseling -- shown to improve well-being, and/or decrease the likelihood or delay the onset of a targeted disease or condition." Under these conditions, insured women will have access to free birth control because pregnancy has been...(Read Full Post)