Mandated Coverage For Birth Control On Health Insurance Plans

957 WordsDec 9, 20144 Pages
Debates are ongoing in the United States as more laws and restrictions are implemented on reproductive care. In 2014 there was a heated debate on whether there should be a mandated coverage for birth control on health insurance plans. According to a survey by the University of Michigan Health System, 69% of adults in the United States support this requirement in health insurance plans and the people who oppose this requirement is less than 10%. There have been other laws made by states recently that are affecting birth control and abortions. For example, a regulation implemented by the Iowa Board of Medicine requires a physician to be physically present when providing a medication abortion; therefore, affecting patients that live in rural area and can not go to the clinics. Such laws on reproductive health care, specifically birth control and abortions, are affecting the access and choices women have. Laws are created to protect rights and choices; therefore, these laws should be created with the intention of protecting women’s rights and choices not hindering them. Reproductive care in the United States is a result of the reproductive rights movement in the 1960s. The reproductive rights movement was formed because of laws that were restricting women’s right to obtain birth control and abortions. This movement was heavily influenced by the birth control movement of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Activists in both movements viewed their cause as a way to give women
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