Birth Controlled

In 2013, all contraceptives in the US were to be covered without a copay under the Affordable Care Act.

However, according to many physicians, several legal barriers have made it next to impossible for patients to receive the benefits of this provision.

A 2015 Kaiser Foundation report found that insurance companies in 5 states created administrative barriers that either delayed or prevented patients from obtaining birth control.

Physician Tracey Wilkinson says that, in creating these barriers, insurance companies are doing society a disservice—leading to more unintended pregnancies, which cost far more than paying for a year—or even 10 years—of birth control.

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