UltraViolet Responds to Obama Administration’s Contraception Announcement
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, February 01, 2013, 03:53 PM EST
Statement from UltraViolet Co-Founder Nita Chaudhary:
"Our 375,000 members in every state and congressional district are thrilled that the Obama Administration is finalizing no-cost contraception for women under the Affordable Care Act. In a country where 99% of women will use birth control at some point in their lives, and where one out of every three will have trouble affording it, this rule has the potential to revolutionize women's health and our economic security.
However, this rule can only improve women's lives if it is thoroughly implemented and enforced. Many UltraViolet members are still battling with their insurance companies to get access to already promised no-cost contraception. All of this must stop.
So today, we thank Secretary Sebelius and President Obama for their leadership in what has the potential to be a game changer for American women. But we also call on the Obama Administration to hold insurance companies accountable and ensure that all women can access this benefit."