In Fluke's testimoney she said the woman with PCOs paid $100 a month for her pills.
Transcript: Sandra Fluke testifies on why women should be allowed access to contraception and reproductive health care | What The Folly?!“After months paying over $100 out-of-pocket, she just couldn’t afford her medication anymore, and she had to stop taking it.... “Without her taking the birth control, a massive cyst the size of a tennis ball had grown on her ovary. She had to have surgery to remove her entire ovary as a result.
In the New York Times article the unnamed woman said:
She finally gave up and paid out of pocket, more than $100 a month. After a few months she could no longer afford the pills. Within months she developed a large ovarian cyst that had to be removed surgically — along with her ovary.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I remember when he first went national I used to listen to him a couple of hours each week to get the conservative slant. Then I noticed over time that he was far more partisan than he was an ideological conservative in the mold of Bill Buckley. Intellectually, he could not carry Bill Buckley's water. I noticed how what he would excuse George Bush for was something he excoriated Clinton about a couple of years later. And then when the younger Bush took over, he found ways to excuse his mistakes that he ripped into Clinton for.
He is very good at what he does. He is talented and - at times - funny in a vicious mean way. But this whole episode is going to cost him.... for how long who can say.... but he is paying a price for it or will soon.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
How many people want to read a story about my 28 year old DD who was denied coverage for her BC pills through her employer's insurance a couple of years ago even though the insurance company knew she had PCOS before they granted her insurance?
Yes, she had pay for her PCOS birth control pills out of pocket. She recently got a new job with a different company and she has a $35 co-pay for her PCOS birth control pills.
Do you think my daughter's story would sell more papers than the story of the gay woman who lost her ovary because of the lack of coverage?