The Cost Of Birth Control Should Be Free For Women

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Not to mention, the cost of birth control when not covered by insurance is extremely costly. Birth control should be free for women because most women cannot afford yearly birth control or their insurance will not cover it completely. Since there have been so many studies confirming how beneficial birth control is for a woman’s health, they should not have to pay such costly prices in order to prevent life changing illnesses.
“Prices vary depending on whether you have health insurance, or if you qualify for Medicaid or other government programs that cover birth control pills. For most brands, 1 pill pack lasts for 1 month, and can cost from $0-$50. They’re totally free with most health insurance plans or if you qualify for some government programs. You may also need to pay for a visit with a doctor or nurse to get a prescription for the pill. This visit can cost anywhere from $35–$250. But under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), most insurance plans must cover doctor’s visits related to birth control” (Planned Parenthood).
People do not think it is fair for all women to have free birth control because they do not think others should have to pay for it. As I said in the beginning, if taxpayers pitch in for free birth control in the United States than the amount of families relying on welfare and food stamps could decrease. The great thing that the ACA does for women is providing them with those costs covered doctor visits so they can have the professional help with
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