“In my health care bill, I said insurance companies need to provide contraceptive coverage to everybody who is insured. Gov. Romney not only opposed it, he suggested that in fact employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage.”
What is Obama talking about? What is this diabolical Romney plan that would force women to beg their bosses for birth control?
Romney only got a few seconds Tuesday night to rebut that argument: “The president’s statement of my policy is completely and totally wrong.”
Here’s the policy issue: Before last summer, many employer-provided health insurance plans covered birth control. Some covered sterilization. Some covered the “morning-after pill,” which may cause abortions by killing a fertilized egg.
Some insurance plans covered 100 percent of the cost of birth control. Some insurance plans required a co-pay on birth control, just as they require on almost all drugs.