Go forth and slut it up! A new healthcare law decrees that private health insurance companies can no longer charge ANY co-pay or deductible for women’s wellness checkups, birth control, Plan B and more! Well, actually don’t spread your legs just yet, this bill doesn’t go into effect until a year from now. But I bet there will be such an upswing in female promiscuity that even Michelle Bachmann will be sneaking behind back alley dumpsters for a little of the old in-out. Amiright???
Sadly, for those of us without insurance (I’m losing mine next month), this won’t actual matter until 2014 when we’ll all have to scrape together the cash to buy our mandatory health plans. It matters even less to me because I detest medical birth control, and as much as I love unprotected sex, the weeks of cramping and random bleeding that I get when I take Plan B just aren’t worth it. However, I don’t want to downplay how great this is for many women, especially those who are paying $50.00 or more for their insured BC. And thankfully the law is also going to cover STI screenings and pap smears.
Like the women at Frugivore point out, we still have a long way to go in terms of women’s health for the most marginalized, and I’m not gonna stop fighting until BC is handed out like candy and every womyn knows how to give her friends DIY abortions.