In 2012, this first week of August marked the implementation of one of Obamacare’s most popular and controversial provisions: an insurers mandate to cover women’s health services, including birth control.
Birth control specifically, which was covered by some but not all insurers prior to this mandate, was commonly neglected by young women for budget reasons, in exchange for less reliable contraceptive techniques.
But, with this change, according to ThinkProgress.org, “an estimated 27 million women are currently benefiting from Obamacare’s…services… contraceptive care, HPV vaccinations, mammograms, STD screening and domestic violence counseling.”
However – insurers still have the flexibility to determine which generic and/or brand name contraceptives the company will cover. This means that your insurer might solely cover a certain contraceptive type, dosage, hormone level or brand that does not fit your needs.
That’s where we come in.
At HelpRx we’ve helped our coupon and cardholders save hundreds of thousands of dollars on contraceptives. Listed below are 10 of the most popular birth controls that yield the highest savings for our users.
When choosing a brand or generic form of birth control, it’s important to consider the different levels of estrogen, progestin and androgen. These varying potencies will administer different side effects which may include (but are not limited to) acne, depression, weight gain, and soreness.
For example, if you begin experiencing skin problems due to a higher estrogen level from your selected brand, try switching to Yasmin or Ortho-Cyclen.
Between your physician and easily-found online communities, such as Contraception.About.Com, you’ll be sure to find the right brand for you.
1. Loestrin 24 Fe
3. Lo Loestrin Fe
4. Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo
5. Ortho Evra
7. Generess Fe
8. Ortho Tri-Cyclen