HMOs And Birth Control

American Voices ISSUE 34•04 Aug 26, 1998

HMOs do not cover birth control, a fact that has angered many people in light of HMOs' coverage of Viagra. What do you think?

  • “If HMOs are made to cover birth control, what's next–diphtheria vaccinations?”

    William Ormond –
    Lawyer

  • “If HMOs refuse to pay for birth control, they should at least make up for it by performing as many unnecessary Caesarian sections as possible.”

    Lonnie Samms –
    Graphic Designer

  • “My HMO didn't cover birth control. Now they cover Brianna, Michael, Ashley, Renee, Devon and Jasmine.”

    Samantha Eccles –
    Cashier

  • “That's okay if HMOs won't pay for birth control: Sheila says it totally makes you pork out.”

    Alicia Donegan –
    Student

  • “HMOs should stop paying for cancer treatment, as well. That just encourages people to get cancer.”

    Chris Reiner –
    Personal Trainer

  • “Birth control should not be covered because it's a lifestyle choice. Viagra, on the other hand, saves lives.”

    Benjamin Schell –
    Math Teacher