I called my OBGYN today, and talked to a very helpful nurse. She said that Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is not as nice as Generess Fe, and asked me if some other pills were on the list. She ended up putting me on Apri, which is apparently very cheap normally anyway, and is indeed on the list.
So, I drove over to CVS, and it rang up as $0.00! Success at last!
It seems to me like a major problem is a lack of communication on this matter between insurance companies, doctors, and patients. I’m sure most of that is just because the Affordable Healthcare Act is so new. Here’s what I’d recommend to anyone looking to get themselves some free
slut pills birth control:
1. Talk to your insurance provider. Call ’em up or go on their website. Get your hands on a list of what birth controls they can get you copay-free. Note that this will mean you’ll have to switch to a generic brand, if you’re not on one already.
2. Take the list with you to your doctor’s appointment. Your doctor will be able to talk to you about what birth control suits your needs or is most similar to what you’re already on. Doctors tend to have a good idea of how expensive different types of birth control are, but, again, since the Affordable Healthcare Act is so new, they probably will not be able to tell you what will be free off the top of their heads, so it’s a good idea to have the list available for reference.
3. Get yo’self some free oral contraceptives. They taste like victory.