Friday, September 14, 2007

From today's Globe

"For years, the makers of birth control pills have supplied them to college health services at greatly reduced prices. A 2005 federal law, however, eliminated an incentive the drug companies had for discounting the pills for colleges and other health clinics. So, the price for a month's supply has risen from an average of $7 to between $25 and $50. Some colleges are stopping sales of the pills altogether, advising students to buy them through private health insurance. "

The real problem here is that, to get pills through private insurance, you must go to a doctor first. If you go to school out of state from where your parents insurance is based, you have to pay out of pocket for the appointment just to GET the pills!