Why are we paying so much for birth control?!
Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which went into effect on January 1, 2007, that contained language that made it no longer feasible for pharmaceutical companies to offer contraceptives to university health centers at very low cost. Without these discounts, Wesleyan’s Health Services had no choice but to raise prices on brand name birth control methods.
What can you do about it?
It’s time for Congress to hear from you! This problem can be corrected by a simple, no-cost legislative fix. Congress could solve this tomorrow if they wanted to. Call your Congressional representatives TODAY and demand that they fix this problem immediately. You may also visit your legislator’s webpage to submit comments online.
Contact information and a sample “script” here.