On July 21, the National Women’s Law Center is hosting a “Birth Control: We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival to talk about the importance of access to birth control and to encourage the U.S. government to include birth control in a list of services that will be available without a co-pay.
The Affordable Care Act requires coverage – without a co-pay – for preventive services. Decisions about which services will be included are expected sometime this summer. Advocates, including the NWLC, have been working to encourage the Institute of Medicine and Department of Health and Human Services to include birth control as one of the preventive services to be covered.
If you’re unfamiliar with the “blog carnival” concept, it’s when lots of people post on the same topic or theme, and links to the posts are usually collected somewhere online – in this case by the NWLC. If you plan to participate with your own blog post on why birth control should be included as a key preventive care services for women, sign up online.