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Ms. X: I needed bc for chronic pain. I was a college student w/ two jobs, no insurance. Had to skip meals to pay for it.
Victoria Hernandez: I pay $70/m for bc. I use it to prevent painful ovarian cysts. I often have to choose btw FOOD and PAIN.
Sakura Passion: I paid $30 per month for birth control while I was in college and broke. That was for a generic brand of BC.
Jen Girdish: I was 20, my “born again” mother cut off my insurance and I couldn’t afford birth control: http://m.good.is/post/birth-control-costs-more-than-you-think-even-for-the-lucky-ones/
Cynical Nymph: . W/ high RX deductible as small biz owner w/ late receivables, have missed 2-3 months on-time start for my Pill.
Jess Mack: Whenever I travel 2 developing countries I buy packs of birth control pills 4 friends back in the US who can’t afford it.
Alexbaca: Lo Loestrin costs me $60/month, with insurance. Ain’t cheap, but switching BC sucks.
Monica: $30 per month when I barely make enough to pay the bills and have $125K in student debt?
NNAF Abortion Funds: “$50 for birth control is the difference between paying the light bill” and sitting in the dark - Nicole http://bit.ly/sjX6jX
These tweets are in response to Rep. Tom Price who claimed that no woman has ever been denied access to birth control because she could not afford it. ”Bring me one woman who has been left behind. Bring me one. There’s not one,” Price told ThinkProgress when it asked how low-income women could access contraception if it were not insured.
Obviously his statement is cis-centric and this issue affects people other than women.
Feel free to submit your own story to me or tweet it using the hashtag #priceiswrong.