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  •  I disagree (9+ / 0-)
    But contraception is not prohibitively costly.

    For most women, it's a cost they'd like covered by their insurance.  It's $20.00-$30.00 each month.  That might not seem "prohibitively costly" to you, but in my home that can be a significant expense each month.  

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.

    by koosah on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 06:01:01 AM PST

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    •  thanks koosah (4+ / 0-)
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      msmacgyver, koosah, tb mare, glorificus

      you saved me from having to post that

      *"Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."*
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      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 06:42:41 AM PST

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      •  It's a "reality check" item. (3+ / 0-)
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        tb mare, TrueBlueMajority, glorificus

        In my home it would mean my kid might not get his (reduced fare) lunch ticket.  We certainly wouldn't be able to get the newspaper (what a "luxury!").  It's a week's worth of gas in the car (and we do NOT go many places, due to the price of gas).

        $20.00-30.00 is the co-pay  my old insurance used to have for "reproductive health care medications" by the way.  When we were between insurances, the cost of the pill was more like $40.00-$60.00 out of pocket.  You don't really get a choice in what your health care provider prescribes for you either...so it's not like you can shop around for the "bargain brand" contraceptive.  (Wow.  That sounds risky, doesn't it?)

        For most women I know, the issue of who foots the significant cost for contraception is a tetchy subject.  It's further complicated by the fact that women don't make as much as men, typically.  And they are much more likely to be underemployed to accommodate child rearing, thus making insurance coverage through their partner important.  

        Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.

        by koosah on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 07:18:42 AM PST

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