This is really, really good news and one step closer toward fixing that horrible discrepancy between healthcare costs for women and men. But like I’ve said in the past, nothing is free. “Free” will be reflected in our increasing monthly premiums. Health premiums double every 7 and a half years, and new mandates are only going to make that rate worse. Hopefully, “free” birth control will lead to less unwanted pregnancies, which will decrease our population’s total healthcare costs. Less unwanted pregnancies means fewer births and fewer children being brought up by parents who may not be prepared to raise children.