Should we be thrilled that conservatives are embracing over-the-counter access for birth control? When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Insurance companies are not required to cover OTC contraceptives if your doctor does not prescribe them. As a result, if you buy Plan B without a prescription, you will have to pay full price.
Today, a woman buying emergency contraception over the counter will spend between $35 and $60. But in Maryland starting in 2018, she’ll be able to use her private insurance for any FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptive drug—with no copays!
Visiting Twitter, you might have seen the hashtag #freethepill. You might have jumped to a conclusion, thinking you knew what it meant. I know, some of you are probably thinking it means to make the pill (birth control) free… but not quite.