Current healthcare standings will lower cost of birth control

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 3:57pm

WACO -- The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act would give local women access to health care who previously did not.

As Obamacare stands now, women will be able to receive both birth control and cancer screenings without a co-pay, saving the average woman nearly 600 dollars a month, according to Planned Parenthood of Waco.

Currently, Planned Parenthood is already serving more than 10,000 women in the Waco area.

"The Affordable Care Act will allow those numbers to increase. So we'll be able to see more patients and they will be able to get their birth control and do other preventative screenings that they might not have been able to do in the past," Natalie Kelinske, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Waco said.

If the Act remains in place, beginning in August birth control will be treated like any other preventative prescription and will be available without co-pays or deductibles.


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