Friday, March 9, 2012
Not having babies is a critical benefit...
HHS Secretary Sebelius suggested that insurance companies would welcome the new policy: “The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.”
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., asked her, “So you are saying: By not having babies born, we are going to save money on health care?”
Sebelius replied, “Providing contraception is a critical preventive-health benefit for women and for their children.”
Murphy responded: “Not having babies born is a critical benefit. This is absolutely amazing to me. I yield back.”
Sebelius repeated: “Family planning is a critical health benefit in this country, according to the Institute of Medicine.”