Cover My Pills!|
2002-07-25, 7:04 p.m.
Demand that Insurance Companies Cover Contraception!
The Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage (EPICC) amendment would establish equitable coverage for contraceptive prescriptions and related medical services. Contraceptive equity means that if a health plan covers prescription drugs and devices, it has to cover contraception also. It is simple fairness.
Right now women pay on average 68% more out of pocket for health care expenses than men. Twenty states now have laws requiring equity in contraceptive coverage. And last year, a federal district court ruled in the case of Erickson vs. Bartell Drug Company that an employer's exclusion of prescription contraception from a health plan that covers other prescription drugs and devices is sex discrimination. EPICC was first introduced in 1997. It is about fairness. It is about basic health. It is about time that this bill becomes law! Demand a yes vote on the EPICC amendment!
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