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Monday, August 1, 2011

Co-Pays for Women’s Medical Services Barred


“Marking a new milestone in long-running efforts to make health insurance more equitable for women, the Obama administration announced Monday that tens of millions of women will soon be able to get birth control, breast pumps, HIV tests and five other categories of preventive services without co-pays or other out-of-pocket insurance charges. The rules issued by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius amount to one of the most wide-reaching and potentially popular provisions of the health-care law adopted last year.” (Washington Post)

Translation: Government decrees that costs be covertly spread among people who don’t buy the products and services in question.

FEE Timely Classic
“Medical Care and Market Forces” by Russell Roberts