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Copyright 2000 The New York Times Company  
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December 20, 2000, Wednesday, Late Edition - Final

SECTION: Section A; Page 34; Column 4; Editorial Desk 

LENGTH: 176 words

HEADLINE: Equality in Health Care: The Fight Must Go On


To the Editor:

Re "Agency Finds Many Health Plans Should Cover Contraceptive Costs" (front page, Dec. 15):

The ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is unfortunately only a partial victory for equity in women's health care. Full equity in contraceptive coverage will likely continue to be fought for only at the court level, rather than being guaranteed by federal law. Millions of American women must choose between paying for contraceptives themselves or using less effective or no contraception. The United States has one of the highest abortion rates among industrialized nations, yet as deplorable as this is to those in both the abortion rights and anti-abortion movements, some interest groups still wage war against common-sense family planning measures.

In 1998, Congress required insurance plans participating in the health plan for federal employees to cover all prescription contraceptives. It is time that Congress enacted a similar mandate for the rest of the nation.
New Haven, Dec. 16, 2000

LOAD-DATE: December 20, 2000

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