More Fun with Math after the Break!
27 years x 12 months = 324
324 months x $15 per month copay = $4860 ($9720 - if $30 Copay)
27 years x $20 visit copay = $540
So $5400 if copay is $15, $10,260 if copay is $30
I know personally - I use a medication that probably IS NOT the best fit for me, because I can't afford the one that is. A recent report released by the Institute of Medicine, might help improve things for a lot of American women. If recommendations made in this report are adopted as part of the Affordable Care Act. Co-Pays for Contraceptives would be a thing of the past. They recommend Contraceptives, Annual Screenings and a whole host of other things should be covered as Preventative care - and as such, would be co-payment free!
Personally, I would love to be able to get the medication that would really be the best fit for me - without the added cost. BIRTH CONTROL BY DEFINITION IS PREVENTATIVE CARE!
I strongly urge each and every one of my readers to contact the Department of Health and Human Services - to show your support for these recommendations.