OTC Switch For Daily Oral Contraceptive Brandished In Senate Health Care Policy Duel
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Sen. Murray and 24 other Democrats sponsor legislation to extend to OTC daily oral contraceptives the same insurance requirement the Affordable Care Act imposes for Rx birth control. Advocates say without insurance coverage, a woman would pay around $600 a year for birth control.
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