Planned Parenthood (PP) has been a vocal advocate for ObamaCare. A search of PP's website returns dozens of results, and a cursory look reveals that most, if not all, appear to be positive in nature. The organization even features a special page entitled "What Does Obamacare Mean for Me?"
Although Obamacare is billed as comprehensive legislation covering every aspect of healthcare for all, the PP feature on Obamacare seems to have been designed with Sandra Fluke in mind. In addition to the bold print for "birth control with no co-pay", there are five questions about Obamacare for which PP provides answers. The fifth question is a very general question that has been of great concern to many ever since Obamacare was first proposed: "I Already Have Health Insurance. Does this Affect Me?"
The answer, however, is anything but general [emphasis added]:
As part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans must provide birth control with no co-pay.
The full range of FDA-approved contraceptive methods — like the pill, the ring, and the IUD — may be available to you without a co-pay or other out-of-pocket expenses. The benefit begins at different times for different health care plans. Check with your health insurance company to find out if your plan covers this new benefit.
The best way to find out whether your plan is covering birth control without a co-pay is to call your insurance company. Check out these tips for talking with your insurance company about covering birth control.None of this "can I keep my plan?" or "can I keep my doctor?" nonsense. "Am I going to get free birth control?" is the burning question. Apparently Planned Parenthood knows its clientele and just cuts to the chase. No doubt the secret to its success.