New Oregon Laws for 2016: Birth Control

Oregon Capital StatueOregon is the first state to require insurers to cover up to 12 months supply at a time for birth control. A look at the new laws for 2016.My read on this is that its just slightly more complicated than it sounds. If its your first disbursement of birth control pills, then you can only get three months worth. It is the subsequent disbursements in which you can get 12 months at a time.  Also, there is a specific religious exemption of coverage for religious employers.

There is simply no reason not to allow this. Birth control (this covers more than just pills) is continuous. This saves money instead of wasting it on expensive and unnecessary visits to the doctor. Going without means a possible increase in unwanted births. How is this a bad thing?

 

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