No co pay for birth control?

Gary Phillips is a pharmacist and owner of Phillips Pharmacy / Ashley Knight

A medical panel is recommending that government require health insurance companies to cover contraceptives as preventive care, without copayments.

More specifically, birth control.

Officials with the panel say unintended pregnancies create health problems for both mother and child, both psychological and physical.

Pharmacist Gary Phillips spoke with many of his customers and says the recommendation is a good one.

"Have found out that it is something that's good for health care because there are many women that neglect to get their birth control pills simply because the co pay doesn't fit into the budget," say Phillips.

Birth control is one of eight recommended preventive services to be offered without a co pay.