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No co-pay on some women’s health services
San Francisco Chronicle

As part of the federal health care legislation, insurers will now have to cover eight kinds of women’s services – everything from contraception to domestic violence counseling – without charging co-payments, deductibles or any other cost to the patient.

But don’t put the wallet away yet. Because the change applies only to plans issued on or after Wednesday, most women will not immediately be able to go to their local drugstore to pick up their birth control or go to a doctor for a checkup without having to pay.