Study: Most Americans Support Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage

Most Americans say they support an Obamacare rule that calls for employers to offer birth control coverage in their health plans, a new study says.

The national survey, conducted by researchers in the University of Michigan Health System, showed that 69 percent of adults support universal birth control coverage. The findings were reported this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Women, blacks and Hispanics were more likely to support coverage of birth control mandates than were men, older individuals and adults without children in the home, the study showed.

“In other words, support is higher among individuals who may be more likely to directly benefit from affordable birth control,” said lead author Dr. Michelle Moniz, an obstetrician, gynecologist and researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School.