"the "Issue" is "Preventative Medicine""
"Birth Control" is not "Preventative Medicine" anymore than a condom is. When prescribed for non-contraceptive conditions, oral contraceptives *are* covered, though many insurance companies would requireexplanation, just like they require it when someone is prescribed Retin-A or Botox for non-cosmetic reasons, since their common use is cosmetic, which isn't a covered expense. Fluke's original paper whinged about a "friend" flogged that same lie.
" being covered for free, by insurance companies"
Where did you ever get the idea that *anything* is "free?" It's never "free", someone (else) bears the cost of coverage.. Rogaine is "Preventive medicine" under your loose definition ...