Post by Jackie on Apr 17, 2014 6:43:37 GMT -5
Or if there are enough other good things about the job, such as pay rate, a short commute or even the fact that jobs are hard to come by in some areas take the job and deal with fact the sometimes you just aren't going to get ALL the benefits you'd like to have.
I like where I work. My employer has always provided good health insurance with prescription drug coverage. But up until last year birth control pills were not covered. Not because our company owner has any moral objection to birth control, I know he doesn't, most likely because he could get lower cost coverage for us that way. I had no problem with that. I paid full price for my birth control pills and it never occurred to me or any of my co-workers to demand that our birth control be included in the insurance that our employer was paying for. It would have been nice but we're paid well enough and so much of our health needs ARE taken care of having to pay for our own birth control pills never seemed like that big of deal.
That being said, personally it makes sense to me to cover the cost of birth control pills. First, like Kelly said there are a lot of women taking them for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. I was one those women. Second, given the high costs involved in a pregnancy, the birth of a child and then taking care of the medical needs over the years of even a healthy child that is added to the policy it seems like it would be cheaper in the long run for the insurance company to help cover the cost of pregnancy prevention. Maybe that's why the insistence covering birth control under the ACA, just like other preventative services are.