A roundup of opinions from the Web on the HHS ruling that insurers must cover birth control: Planned Parenthood’s Bollywood video: The Planned Parenthood video supporting the HHS decision has gone viral. Steven Colbert objects to objections: The birth-control decision is the end to humanity as we know it. And what does a […]
We have started to gather stories from patients who are un- and under-insured. Oddly enough, we heard more than one about women buying their birth control overseas. Read on to hear stories from women who have bough BC in places from Bangkok to France.
Here at ClearHealthCosts.com, we do a lot of thinking about the price tag that comes along with health care. For women, birth control is a big part of that. About 37.2 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 practice some kind of contraception, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Around 28 percent them, or 10.7 […]
The cost of birth-control pills has been top-of-mind lately for us. This is in the morning’s news: “A leading medical advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that all insurers be required to cover contraceptives for women free of charge as one of several preventive services under the new health care law. “Obama administration officials said that […]
Things change with the seasons. New shoes. New tunes. New birth control pill. Wait–what? Birth control pills are multi-billion-dollar industry, and, as in many other industries, trends, and prices, shift. We took a look at some data from IMS Health on the most popular birth control pill, and were surprised to see how much it […]
“For millions of American women, birth control is beyond their reach,” writes Debra Marcus, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of South Central New York. “For uninsured women, out-of-pocket costs are prohibitive; even for women with health insurance, related co-payments are often unaffordable. More than a third of women have struggled with the cost of […]