Free Birth Control Is Only A Vote Away

08.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   The Obama administration Monday ushered in a major change by yanking any co-pays a woman may have to pay to buy birth control pills, as of 2013. Tens of millions of women are on the pill every day in America. As recently as the 1990's, many health insurance plans didn't cover the pill at all. Now, they'll have to pay for it 100-percent. There were a few other items in the bill-- like free breast pump coverage for new moms-- that insurance companies would have to pay for. It's all listed under the "prevention package."