>I try to be judicious in making these types of requests because so many bad things are happening lately, I don't want to burn people out. But this really scares me. If Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) has his way, insurance companies in almost every state won't have to cover birth control and they can pretty much screw us when it comes to gynecological care. Next week, the Senate will consider a bill introduced by Sen. Enzi that basically fucks women and leaves them knocked up with no access to prenatal care. Or, said in a more detailed and less metaphoric manner by Planned Parenthood:
… for years many insurance plans covered a wide range of prescription drugs, but refused to cover birth control pills and other prescription contraceptives for women. It has taken nearly a decade to convince lawmakers in 23 states to remedy this inequity. Now with S. 1955, this progress could be reversed.
Birth control is basic health care. Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more in out-of-pocket care costs than men -- in part because of birth control supplies and services. This bill eliminates dozens of protections that have been enacted in nearly every state that make insurance companies treat women's health fairly and equitably.
Under S. 1955, people with private health insurance also could lose coverage for cervical cancer screenings, maternity care, mental health treatment, and dozen of other benefits they were guaranteed under state law.
Planned Parenthood has an e-letter that you can sign on to, politely requesting that your elected officials in the Senate tell MR. Enzi to fuck off.