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Santorum: Birth Control Is Not Something 'You Need Insurance For' Because It Costs 'Just A Few Dollars' | Care2 Causes

Santorum: Birth Control Is Not Something 'You Need Insurance For' Because It Costs 'Just A Few Dollars' | Care2 Causes

Rick Santorum told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday that insurance plans shouldn’t cover contraception services because birth control “costs a few dollars” and is only a “minor expense” for women: SANTORUM: [I]nterestingly enough, here is what they are forcing them to do — in an insurance policy, they or forcing them to pay for something that costs just a few dollars. Is that what insurance is for? The foundational idea that we have the government tells you that you have to pay for everything as a business. Things that are not really things you need insurance for, and still forcing on something that is not a critical economic need , when you have an economic distress, where you would need insurance. But forcing them even more to do it for minor expenses. Watch it: In reality, oral contraceptives or “The Pill” range between $35 an...

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