Paying for the pill: The ongoing birth control debate

Paying for the pill: The ongoing birth control debate

(Updated 2022) 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 […]

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz: The changing cost of birth control

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz: The changing cost of birth control

(Updated 2022) A friend who contributed to the Price of Birth Control map — our legacy project crowdsourcing the changing cost of birth control, in partnership with WNYC — followed up with this email: “I wanted to add a couple things that wouldn’t fit on the form. I’ve just recently been having some drama around […]

Paying for birth control: How much do those pills cost?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Paying for birth control: How much do those pills cost?

(Updated 2022) Here at ClearHealthCosts, 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, […]

Is my birth control covered by insurance?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Is my birth control covered by insurance?

(Updated 2022) The cost of contraceptives has been top-of-mind lately for us. Women all over the country anxiously await a policy decision as to whether they can get their birth control covered. 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 […]

The price of birth-control pills

Filed Under: Costs, Patients

The price of birth-control pills

“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 […]