Texas health official out after study on Planned Parenthood

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: “A top Texas health official is stepping down after co-authoring a study that drew strong backlash from Republican leaders for suggesting that cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women’s health care statewide,” Paul J. Weber writes for The Associated Press. “Rick Allgeyer, director of research at the Texas Health and Human Services […]

Birth control spending drops after Affordable Care Act, study finds

Summary: “Out-of-pocket spending on most major birth control methods fell sharply in the months after the Affordable Care Act began requiring insurance plans to cover contraception at no cost to women, a new study has found,” Sabrina Tavernise writes in “After Health Care Act, Sharp Drop in Spending on Birth Control” in The New York […]

Checking up on your coverage: The IUD removal saga

Checking up on your coverage: The IUD removal saga

There’s no question about it: IUD’s are making a comeback in a big way. Though roughly 5.5 per cent of women using contraception choose the IUD as opposed to 28 percent using birth control pills, IUD’s — intrauterine devices — are on the rise.  Unlike birth control pills, which you must remember to take every […]

Health-care stories: The search for contraception

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Health-care stories: The search for contraception

We’re inviting people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s one, as told to Juliet Linderman. Here’s the first. Liz, 25, Medicaid then Family Health Plus When Liz neared the end of her graduate studies in early 2010, she didn’t have a job lined up right away and made sure to visit her […]