by Lyju Kuruvilla on  February 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM Health Insurance News
 Obama’s New Contraceptive Policy Accommodates Religious Liberty
A policy accommodating religious liberty while protecting the health of women will be implemented by President Obama's administration. Under the new policy, women, wherever she works, will have free preventive care that includes contraceptive services also.

The policy also ensures that if a woman works for religious employers who objects to providing contraceptive services as part of its health plan, it will be the responsibility of her insurance company to offer her contraceptive care coverage free of charge and not the religious employer who will not be required to provide contraception coverage.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans will cover women's preventive services such as well women visits, domestic violence screening, including contraception, without charging co-pay or deductible beginning August 2012.

This new law will save money for millions of Americans and ensure Americans nationwide get the high-quality care they need to stay healthy.

Today, nearly 99% of all women have used contraception at some point in their lives, but more than half of all women between the ages of 18-34 struggle to afford it.

Source: Medindia

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