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Some good news for many of you who are in college in the United States at RH Reality Check today here:

The 2009 omnibus appropriations bill has a little-noticed provision that will have a huge impact on college women. It's called the "affordable birth control fix," and is aimed at restoring access to affordable birth control for nearly four million college students and low-income women!

In 2005, Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act, which tightened regulations about who was eligible for nominally priced drugs. In doing so, Congress inadvertently cut off every single college and university health center and other safety-net providers from obtaining birth control at a low cost, and passing on those savings to their patients. Women like me are now paying up to 10 times more each month for basic birth control.

Here's a way to lend your support to that bill:

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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