Birth Control and Your Options
Birth Control Options
Millions of American women who use birth control pills every month to prevent pregnancy are in for a costly awakening when these medications are no longer covered by your insurer.
The Affordable Care Act, passed in March 2010, caused a significant reduction in the number of people without health insurance. The CDC reported that the percentage of people without health insurance fell from 16.0% in 2010 to 8.9% during the January–June 2016 period.
One of the many popular provisions of the law allowed women to get birth control at no cost. The law states that plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace must cover contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care provider and insurers must cover these services without charging a copayment or coinsurance when provided by an in-network provider — even if you haven’t met your deductible.
The Trump administration issued rules on October 6th that immediately create broad exceptions to the Affordable Care Act’s promise of no-cost contraceptive coverage.
The new rules significantly broaden the number of employers and insurers that can invoke religious or moral beliefs to avoid the ACA requirement that birth control pills and other contraceptives be covered by insurance as part of the preventive care mandate.
So, what does this new rule mean to you?
- Your employer may exclude birth control as part of your 100% covered care – meaning your birth control pills will no longer be covered – you will pay the full price of these prescriptions at your pharmacy!
- If you find your birth control medications are no longer covered by your insurance company you can take advantage of our pharmacy prescription discount program. Our program provides discounts on most FDA-approved medications – including birth control pills.
Like many of our insured users have discovered, you can see great savings using our free drug card if your medication is not covered by your insurance company or if you have a copay that’s higher than our discounted prices. EasyDrugCard is NOT just for the uninsured!!
Use our drug pricing tool to check discounts on these common birth control pill brand names:
|APRI 28 DAY TABLET||LOESTRIN FE 1-20 TABLET|
|ARANELLE 28 TABLET||LOESTRIN FE 1.5-30 TABLET|
|AVIANE 28 TABLET||MIRCETTE 28 DAY TABLET|
|AZURETTE 28 DAY TABLET||NATAZIA 28 TABLET|
|BEYAZ 28 TABLET||OCELLA 3 MG 0.03 MG TABLET|
|CAMILA 0.35 MG TABLET||LOW-OGESTREL 28 TABLET|
|CAZIANT 28 DAY TABLET||LO LOESTRIN FE 1-10 TABLET|
|DESOGEN 28 DAY TABLET||ORTHO MICRONOR 0.35 MG TABLET|
|ENPRESSE 28 TABLET||ORTHO-NOVUM 1-35-28 TABLET|
|ERRIN 0.35 MG TABLET||ORTHO-NOVUM 7-7-7-28 TABLET|
|ESTROSTEP FE 28 TABLET||ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN 28 TABLET|
|GIANVI 3 MG-0.02 MG TABLET||ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO TABLET|
|HEATHER TABLET||PREVIFEM TABLET|
|JENCYCLA 0.35 MG TABLET||RECLIPSEN 28 DAY TABLET|
|JOLIVETTE TABLET||SAFYRAL TABLET|
|KARIVA 28 DAY TABLET||SEASONIQUE 0.15-0.03-0.01 TAB|
|LESSINA 28 TABLET||TRINESSA TABLET|
|LEVORA 28 TABLET||VELIVET 28 DAY TABLET|
|LOESTRIN 21 1-20 TABLET||YASMIN 28 TABLET|
|LOESTRIN 21 1.5-30 TABLET||YAZ 28 TABLET|
Whatever your reasons for using birth control, make sure you work closely with your healthcare provider to ensure that you find a pill that suits your needs and lifestyle.
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