@AmandaMarcotte Uh, maybe if you're taking every form of BC simultaneously.
— Allison (@SalmonCzar) July 5, 2014
Just yesterday, our favorite feminist Amanda Marcotte tweeted that, without insurance, birth control between now and menopause would cost her $22,000. That certainly seems like a lot of money, but today, in response to critics, Marcotte is saying she actually lowballed that figure.
One hundred dollars a month without insurance is low? As we keep pointing out, most major pharmacies in the U.S. charge around $9 per month for birth control pills, which comes to $108 a year. Plus, low-income people can obtain subsidized (often free) birth control through thousands of Public Health Centers across the U.S.
— Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) July 5, 2014
@AmandaMarcotte -I pay $10.00 at WalMart for three months
— Suzanne Z (@SuzanneZgler) July 5, 2014
@AmandaMarcotte Your math is off. If you took birth control from 15 to 55 you'd be paying $4320 for the pill in the US.
— Ally Ross (@Ross_Ally) July 5, 2014
@AmandaMarcotte most major pharmacies in the U.S. charge $9 per month for birth control pills. You need new calculator.
— My2¢ (@iamaniowamom) July 5, 2014
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