Copyright 2000 Journal Sentinel Inc.
December 15, 2000 Friday FINAL EDITION
SECTION: BUSINESS; Pg. 01D
LENGTH: 82 words
EEOC says birth control should be covered
Journal Sentinel wire reports
Viagra set off
protests among women who argued that health insurance companies
that cover a male sex drug also should cover birth control pills for women. Now
a federal agency agrees, saying it's against the law for many health plans to
exclude contraception. The decision by the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission has potential implications for millions of others whose health
insurance plans exclude birth control pills, diaphragms and
other forms of prescription contraceptives.
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