Set aside for a moment the fact that Hobby Lobby’s health plan included coverage for 16 forms of non-abortive contraception. Is liberal commentator Sally Kohn right that in the absence of an employer subsidy low-wage workers wouldn’t be able to afford birth control?
@sallykohn That's odd, my wife's is $9/mo without insurance. Is it really that expensive elsewhere?
— Ben (@coloradogeek) July 1, 2014
@sallykohn $9 a month BC isn't even 1% of a $7hr for a full time worker wages.
— Laurel (@RestingonLaurel) July 1, 2014
— TexMix (@shanep1) July 1, 2014
Birth control pills can be purchased for as low as $9 per month at a pharmacy near Georgetown’s campus. According to an employee at the pharmacy in Washington, D.C.’s Target store, the pharmacy sells birth control pills–the generic versions of Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen–for $9 per month. “That’s the price without insurance,” the Target employee said. Nine dollars is less than the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar.
For those who are really struggling to pay the bills., there are other forms of birth control that cost even less.
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) July 1, 2014
One more thing: The poor, exploited full-time hourly workers at Hobby Lobby make more than the minimum wage. Much more.
— Kristi Kreme (@Gatorgirl4vr) July 1, 2014
— Justin Walton (@JustinRWalton) July 1, 2014
.@sallykohn Hobby Lobby pays FT $14 & 16/20 contraceptions available. Feds couldve allowed exception to solve. Your ideolofy requires deceit
— Melvin Udall (@Melvin_Udall_) July 1, 2014