Quick Answer: Do Taxpayers Pay For Birth Control?

Cost: According to Planned Parenthood, the birth control pill costs $0 to $50 per month.

The American Pregnancy Association notes that the initial physical exam with your physician may cost between $20 and $200.

Annually, women may pay between $20 and $800, depending on medical coverage and pill costs.

Does government pay for birth control?

Only women’s birth control is covered. Health insurance companies do not have to pay for male birth control, such as condoms and vasectomies. In some states, Medicaid provides family planning services and supplies to eligible men and women under the state plan.

How much does birth control cost the government?

Cost: According to Planned Parenthood, the birth control pill costs $0 to $50 per month. The American Pregnancy Association notes that the initial physical exam with your physician may cost between $20 and $200. Annually, women may pay between $20 and $800, depending on medical coverage and pill costs.

Is birth control free for everyone?

Because of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), most insurance plans must cover all methods of birth control at no cost to you, including the pill. However, some plans only cover certain brands of pills or generic versions. Most Planned Parenthood health centers accept Medicaid and other health insurance.

Should birth control be covered by taxes?

Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace must cover contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care provider. Plans must cover these services without charging a copayment or coinsurance when provided by an in-network provider — even if you haven’t met your deductible.