Monday, August 1, 2011

To Hell In a Slightly Cushier Handbasket

Hey, this is some good news:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced sweeping new guidelines for women's health care which will change everything from distribution of birth control pills to administration of breast exams -- and will mean insured women will no longer pay anything out of their own pocket.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2012, all private insurance plans will be required to cover women's preventive services without a co-pay or deductible. The move is intended to help women have the chance to stop health problems before they start.


Kathleen said...

that is awesome

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The way the U.S. is going seems to be a constant game of two steps forward, six steps back.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

well, I am sure the teabaggers will throw a fit about in the next hostage taking negotiation exercise. And it will be cut. Along with clean water and stop signs.

those funds will be sent to Saddlebrook Church for faith-based activities.

Oh, and some of those funds will be used to build nuclear weapons aimed at Canada.

Substance McGravitas said...

Canada's close, so you don't have to spend spend spend to get those warheads here.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Look for a revenge cut of 80% of teh HHS budget from Super Congress.

Also too, click through to read teh comments from BillO and Dana Perino. Classy.

Another Kiwi said...

"We know that half of women, according to studies, forego or delay preventive care because they can't afford it and under the affordable care act that all changes,"
This assumes that you have health insurance, doesn't it? Or am I reading this wrongly?
If you don't have health insurance nothing will change.
Hah hah O'Reilly is using his own experience as a guide.

Substance McGravitas said...

Yes, it's about what insurance covers, not a guarantee for individual women.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Does it cover loofah replacements?

vacuumslayer said...

Also too, click through to read teh comments from BillO and Dana Perino."


W/v must know it's summer cuz it warns you not to get a "sunbern."

Willy said...

Quite the departure from the 'shit on women' attitude that seems to stink up all of history.

M. Bouffant said...

I'm w/ D-KW here. This too shall pass, be repealed or overturned as soon as the droolers can do so.