Essay on Contraception During The United States

1035 Words Jul 30th, 2015 5 Pages
“When it comes to women, preventive care should include coverage of contraceptive services such as birth control,” declared President Obama. Two years ago the President of the United States delivered a speech to both Houses of Congress and the world announcing that the new Affordable Care Act would require businesses to provide contraception in addition to basic health insurance to all of its employees. Mixed feelings spread across the nation, and it became clear that the act was either a step towards improving standard of living, or an infringement of religious beliefs that could not be tolerated.
According to the same statement released from the White House, the medical researchers they consulted claimed that 99% of women who reside in America will use contraception during their lifetime, as it is often described as a method of averting cancers and other illnesses; but more than half admit to struggling financially to afford these prevention measures. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama care, ensures that the working women in the United States will have access to contraception with disregard to their social status or income during the entire time they are employed. To accomplish this, businesses are bound by law to purchase basic insurance covering the costs of checkups, mammograms, and precautionary measures for all their personnel; with the addition of contraception for their female employees.
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