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Ginseng05
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So I currently pay $300+ for my birth control every three months (I'm on Seasonique) The way my health insurance works is that we pay everything until we have a bill that is about $5000 dollars. So we're pretty much on our own.


My pill is getting way too expensive but it's honestly my only option. I'm not comfortable with the implant and I have tried several pills before this one. Everything else gave me emotional problems or awful migraines (which then caused emotional problems)

Now I know that the birth control mandate refers to co-pays but will it affect my birth control bill at all? I'm feeling pretty disparate.

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Robin Lee
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Hi Ginseng05,

Some insurance companies wont' be switching their plans until january first, and it sounds like yours might be one of those.

I would suggest giving your insurance provider a call and asking them when the change in birth control coverage will come into effect, and how it will work.

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