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  •  But I probably won't get it any time soon (3+ / 0-)
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    But some insurance companies have said anonymously that they expect the mandate to result in an increase in costs, according to a survey from Reimbursement Intelligence, an industry consulting firm. None of the 15 companies surveyed said it expected the mandate to result in savings, while 40 percent of the companies expected costs to increase through higher pharmacy expenditures. Another 20 percent said they thought it would be cost neutral. And Mickey Herbert, a former CEO of the insurance company Connecticare, recently said: “If we know contraceptives cost $600 a year, that $600 by all rights needs to be built into the premiums. I take offense at the president or anyone else who says [contraceptive services] are free.”
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in February listed several studies supporting the claim that contraception coverage adds little upfront cost to insurers while saving money over time by preventing unplanned pregnancies.

    HHS included a 1995 study funded by a major maker of birth-control pills and published in the American Journal of Public Health. It found — not surprisingly — that using birth control measures costs considerably less than the pregnancies that would result otherwise. For example, it said that oral contraceptives cost $1,784 per person over a period of five years, but using no contraception would result in 4.1 pregnancies costing $12,879.

    And a thought experiment at Mother Jones, that makes some sense.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:03:56 PM PDT

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