Since some insurers obviously didn't listen the first time, the folks that brought them Obamacare are re-sending a message disguised as "new guidance."

The subject: coverage of contraceptive methods. As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration had expressly laid out certain medical services and products that had to be included in insurance plans.

However, evidence surfaced that some insurers either weren't offering coverage for certain types of birth control, or weren't making it free or inexpensive as the law directed.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.