Yes, You Have to Pay for Birth Control, Feds Tell Insurers

The federal government said in a stern reminder Monday that insurance companies have to pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays and without a fight.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act sets out not only to get health insurance to all Americans, but to make sure that the policies people have cover basic care. It's also aimed at lowering costs. Providing women with birth control is cheaper than paying for unplanned pregnancies, and cancer screening can catch cancer while it's still easy and less expensive to treat - or can even prevent cancer altogether.