I was not aware of this at all until I walked up to my pharmacy and when I handed them my money, they handed it back to me.
I am so fucking happy right now.
I’m happy because now I don’t have to pay out of pocket for my MEDICATION.
Yes, birth control is sometimes used as a medication, as some are unaware.
You see, I have a condition called Endometriosis. This is an incredibly painful ailment that affects me monthly due to my period. The only way it can really be effectively aided without surgery, is to reduce the monthly blood flow. The only way to effectively do that, is with birth control pills.
So to all those ignorant assholes making remarks like “I DON’T WANT MY HARD EARNED CASH GOING TO WHORES SO THEY CAN HAVE SEX!”
That’s not always the case.
In fact that’s probablly most likely not the case in most situations.
I agree, paying for other people to be able have sex and not get pregnant is kind of stupid and isn’t anyone’s job but their own.
But for people like me who NEED it as a medication, I think it makes sense that it should be covered under health insurance.
Oh, and to those who say “Oh the co-pay isn’t so bad, it’s only a few dollars, you can pay it.”
My co-pay is $25. And that is only because I’m using a special discount card that I got since I was one of the first women to start using the brand in my clinic.
Eventually that card will expire though and the pill I use will then cost $75. Not $25. And as a 19 year old college student, i can’t afford $75 a month, and neither can my family.
“Oh you can use a different pill, you don’t need the most expensive one on the market!”
I’ve tried. The others were hardly effective and gave me nausea and sickness and made me throw up. This was the only one that worked.
So before anyone goes and makes stupid close minded and ignorant accusations, know what the fuck you are talking about first.
Birth control is a medication for me, and it is something I need.
I didn’t ask to have a genetic disorder. I didn’t ask to go through extreme agonizing pain each month, literally crippling me from doing anything but lying on the floor cringing and crying. And most of all I didn’t ask for the major possibility of sterility, when all my life the one thing I wanted most was to have a child one day.
With all of this the last thing I think I deserve is to be called is a money leeching sex hungry whore.
Just like any other disease or disorder, medication is necessary. This is no different, which is why I believe HEALTH insurance should cover it, since it is for my HEALTH.
Not because I am a whore.