American women reportedly saved nearly half a billion dollars on birth control between 2012 and 2013 thanks to Obamacare.
Compared to the data from 2012, about 24 million more birth control pill prescriptions were filled without a co-pay in 2013. That means each of the women filling those prescriptions ended up saving an average of $269. Those savings can make all the difference for women who are struggling to afford the reproductive care they need. According to the IMS Institute’s data, there was 4.6 percent increase in prescriptions for birth control between 2012 and 2013.
Keep in mind that this isn’t “free.” Women have always paid for birth control through their premiums, the only difference now is it’s available without a co-pay.
Try telling that to conservatives who protest that they’re somehow paying for your birth control. Derp.