Lower Cost, Over-the-Counter Contraceptives

Issue Briefs | Health

No. 166
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
by Devon Herrick

Much ado has been made about Obamacare’s mandate requiring most health plans to cover 100 percent of the cost of prescription contraceptives with no deductibles or copays. Many believe the mandate lessens an unfair burden on women. Some opponents of the mandate have religious convictions against contraception. Others recognize that mandated benefits are not free; They come with costs that would be more efficiently borne by individuals.

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