Thursday, November 22, 2007
NY Times: Colleges Shaken by Soaring Cost of Birth Control
I'm glad this issue is getting so much press. Now let's hope Congress does something about it. On the front page of the New York Times today:
In health centers at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, young women are paying sharply higher prices for prescription contraceptives because of a change in federal law.
The increases have meant that some students using popular birth control pills and other products are paying three and four times as much as they did several months ago. The higher prices have also affected about 400 community health centers nationwide used by poor women.