- well-woman visits;
- screening for gestational diabetes;
- human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older;
- sexually-transmitted infection counseling;
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling;
- FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling;
- breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; and
- domestic violence screening and counseling.
Also, if you take this "it's so important it should be free" argument to its logical conclusion, what will have a co-pay going forward? Why should I have to pay a co-pay for my kid's ear infections? If I don't take him to the doctor, won't fluid build up in his ears, increasing the likelihood he will need tubes surgically inserted? Also, why do ER visits have a higher copay? Aren't they emergencies? People might be holding off on getting treatment for serious injuries causing more serious complications down the road. Shouldn't they be free based on Obama's logic? There really is no end.
Prices are there for a reason. It's a way to naturally limit resource use so costs don't go through the roof. By making the price for the end user zero you will actually lead to overuse of a given resource. People who don't need something will get it because its free. Instead of asking their boyfriend/husband to go to the CVS to buy condoms they will get birth control pills from their doctor for free, something that is less expensive for that couple but more expensive for those of us actually paying for it. It's not that complicated.